Children used pre-cut shapes to assemble a house shape with white or coloured squares for windows and the number of people in their family. They draw a face of each family member on the squares. Shutters (patterned paper) are added over the window squares and cut so they open in the middle.
A background for the newspaper house is made by using white pastel for clouds in the sky (blue dye wash or liquid watercolour over) green sponge for textured grass. Students glue their house to the background, adding trees, flowers, fence.
Paper bag houses!
Not my original idea- I’ve seen this on lots of other blogs- just my take on it.
The paper bag house is a similar process, except the students are gluing onto stiff paper bag (that will stand up on it’s own) They add a garden or yard by sitting it on green paper, adding stand up trees, flowers etc. The roof is a folded piece of coloured card, stapled on.
Lesson plan aligned to the Victorian Curriculum with learning intention, success criteria, lesson activities and a reflection sheet for the students. Lesson includes the mixed media collage and the paper bag houses (similar steps)
3 thoughts on “Collage/Mixed Media Houses- & Paper Bag Houses~Prep art lesson”
Hello! Love this idea 🙂 May i ask if you pre cut all the shapes for the house and the flowers/trees for them?
Hi Erin, yes I had pre cut white squares for the windows, patterned strips for the curtains, the newspaper shape that they could use vertically or horizontally, brown strips for tree trunks and the tree tops was a drawn shape for them to cut out. 😉
Thank you! Will give this a go in the next couple of weeks with my grade 1 class 🙏
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