Enjoying holiday break and using time to catch up. Looking to what I will be teaching in the new year and wrapping up lessons, grading and uploading to Artsonia. Boy, it is nice to have a little breather.
I had fun making recycled magazine ornaments with my 4th and 5th graders - not too many finished but it did put a little spark in them and show them what is possible from an old magazine. One student used the coils she made and added a yarn pom pom and added it to a gift ~ great idea!
I purchased the bird and sun from a fair trade booth at my school's Holiday Fundraiser. Then I made a handout of different shapes for students to follow. We used 1 inch magazine strips and folded them in half once then in half again. Pay attention to the color on the strip when folding to get the colors you want. Then I rolled that into a coil and glued the end with glue stick. Keep adding more strips to the coil until it is the right size for your design. Use a folded strip to create the outline shape when the coils are finished. When gluing the coils into the shape it is better to use liquid glue. I finished mine with a few coats of mod podge - to keep the coils from falling out in the middle and to give it some shine.
my finished birdie
a strip before coiling and coils of different sizes.
the box top with my in progress work and strips and templates for the kids.
template to size coils on and create outline
finished snowflake (hard to get the points!) Notice the all blue paper!
my Fave! I love the combo of tight and opened coils
these are the two I purchased that started the whole idea!
Currently I am the Art Educator at Auburn Middle School. Prior to that I taught at Greenville Elementary for 6 years. Both schools are located in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia.
I am a career changer and decided to leave the corporate world and get my Masters in Art Education. I have a BFA from The Corcoran School of Art & Design and a MAT from George Mason University.
When I am not Pinning art lesson ideas on Pinterest, I am usually on the baseball field keeping score for my son's baseball team.