Saturday, May 29, 2010

Modern Magazine Paper Elephants

During my travels last month, I saw some cards the had copies of original art made out of magazine and newspaper paper. All the images were animals - very charming. With this idea, we recently made some Modern Magazine Elephants. It was a fun lesson and I can't wait to use the same process for creating more animals.

Step 1: Each child gets a copy of "elephant parts" page. On the back they glue magazine pieces. To help make the parts stand out, we chose a picture for the body and text for the other parts of the elephant. Stick glue works best. (Elephant parts PDF download coming soon - hopefully soon - I don't think I'm using the easiest way to get a scan in download form on my blog, ho-hum?)Added 6/9/10... Hey - Here it is, I did it:) Here's a PDF copy to download a pattern for the elephant parts, for those of you who want to do this project and don't have the time to have your kids create their own pattern.

This shows the back of the elephant parts page covered with magazine paper.Step 2: Cut out the parts.

Step 3: Glue the parts onto colored background paper.

Step 4: Outline the elephant with a marker, or even glitter if you have time and "glitter patience." (Some days I have glitter patience, and some days I don't!)

Big Thanks to Mr. Eaton's 3/4 grade students, at San Gabriel Elementary!!!!

3 comments: said...

Aww, these are so cute! What a great activity. Thanks so much for sharing these, I'll be linking.

Unknown said...

Hi, I was able to open the PDF it said I did not have permission...lovely project!

Tisha Smith said...

Hi Roseanna,
I think I fixed it:) Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know about the glitch...I'm definitely still in the learning process w/ blogging!