So here's a cute idea for Earth Day.
How about Re-Using newspaper for art?
Here's what we created this week in my class.
First, you need newspaper and a variety of shades of blue and green.
Next cover a page of paper with each colour.
Then, rip the paper into strips about 1 1/2" wide.
Then cut a large circle out of blue or green construction paper. Sorry for the poor quality photo below. I have a flowered tablecloth to protect my table, so it makes the project difficult to see.
I gave the children some of the strips of painted newspaper and showed them how to rip them into smaller squares and then the kids used gluesticks to create a collage.
I thought I would need to trim the edges, but the kids did a great job of staying close to the edge and I thought it gave the "earth" a more interesting look and added texture to the project.
I found the little foam people at the dollar store last year, but you can buy something similar at Michaels. The kids loved adding the details to their little people. For some reason Blogger keeps turning these photos on their side, so some of the people are upside down. Sorry for the mess.
Anyway, here's a look at the final project. I love how bright it is. And it was very easy to make.