One thing (of many) I like about teaching art is that it is a really free subject to do fun and different projects. I don't have a specific curriculum for art at my school, so I am free to teach the students projects that I think they would really enjoy. I found the following project through Pinterest, on Blog K-12. It was the perfect project to teach my Grade 4 students how to use paper mache, practice their fine motor skills, and just something different than the regular drawings, paintings, etc. I also love working with paper mache - every kid loves getting a bit messy sometimes! :)
We started with making the shape of a man out of tinfoil. We then covered these with paper mache strips. And lastly, after letting it dry we painted them. This project took two classes - one for the tinfoil and paper mache, and one for painting. Here are some pictures to show the process and results!
1. Covering tinfoil with paper mache:
2. Painting over our paper mache men: