Nature is combined with
real human features,
knowledge and aesthetics
for living things through art.
The children will explore and learn about:
- Thinking creatively
- Developing a sense of aesthetics
- Using natural and man made materials to create a piece of art
- The head and body of the sculpture
- 2 egg cartons or/and other box construction material
- The collection of natural materials
This is a fabulous way to help children think creatively and become more involved in the artistic process.
- Tell the children that today we will be adding more body parts of the sculpture.
- Show the children the egg cartons and tell them these would make great feet.
- Ask the children for ideas on what to glue on for the toes.
- Add other features such as the hair.
- For point 3, use the picture of the feet for ideas on what to use for the toes.
- Allow children to suggest ideas and first experiment with how the sculpture looks without applying glue.
- Show children how to use the wood glue, by holding for some time to make sure the glue will stay.
- For point 4, get ideas from the children and illustrate these on some paper, allowing the children to be part of the planning process.
- Use the materials relevant to your sculpture. E.g. Egg cartons are an idea for the feet.
- The idea to keep in mind as you work on this project with the children is to guide them towards combining the artistic expressions in the One Little Caterpillar book.
- Look at the colors and texture of the tree and leaves in One Little Caterpillar book, and compare them to the color and texture of human features.
- Ask the children if they would like to make their own collage or/and combining painting using the human tree idea in the book.
- The idea is to make a sculpture that looks like a person, like the tree in the story, One Little Caterpillar.
- Look at the slide show below for ideas on how to decorate your twigs and branches, along with painted leaves.
- Look at ideas for art work to use in the useful links below.
- The concepts of the book, Tidying Up Art can be used to represent the idea of taking away things from nature, collecting them, and ‘tidying them up’ in a different way to create a sculpture.
The Hand From One Little Caterpillar Picture book by Maria Grujicic
This activity is based on the story One Little Caterpillar, By Maria Grujicic
For the next step of this project, look at part five or take a look at the other parts! Follow the blog for regular updates.
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