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This is an art silhouette project without using projected light and shadows.
This project uses images blacked out with markers, and cut out from card
stock. The blacked out image is then folded at the bottom, to create a stand.
1. History of Silhouettes
2. Description of the Activity
3. Kids Activity Pictures (make copies on card stock for each student)
4. Dinosaur Pictures
5. Endangered Animal Pictures (Social Issue)
Each activity page has examples of silhouette images at the top. Print onto cardstock so the sculptures are sturdy. Each image on the page has a square or rectangular box under it. After blacking out the image, the student cuts the image and the box, out. The edges of the box can then be folded vertically on the ends, or horizontally, balancing it to make a stand-up figure. The students could use these figures to make a scene or diorama by making a background, and placing the figures in the middle and foreground.
I decided the children's theme in this activity is dinosaurs (extinct animals) and endangered animals. Hopefully they can think of scenes to place their images, like a volcanic eruption or meteors or human interaction to make a statement about protecting endangered animals.
Artist: You could present Alexander Calder's "Circus." Although the materials are different,(metal v. paper) some of his techniques to make standing sculptures may be interesting to students. Please give the students and open ended exploration class to create paper sculptures with different types of stands.
If you have any questions please convo me before leaving negative feedback. My worksheets do not have directions printed on them. The teacher must describe the blacking out and cutting out process to the class beforehand. Hopefully, creating an example or two of how to fold the stands, will be of positive impact for the students.