To make an Eric Carle inspired butterfly collage with painted paper.
We are learning about symmetry and shape.
We are learning about warm and cool colours.
I can cut a symmetrical butterfly shape from painted paper by folding my paper in half.
I can cut shapes from cool coloured paper and arrange symmetrically onto my butterfly (in the style of Eric Carle)
Children make painted paper with WARM colours. They paint their entire paper with one warm colour then add texture by scraping a texture comb through the wet paint. They then use texture wands to dab or roll another warm colour over the paper.
Discuss SYMMETRY- mirror images- same on both sides. Look at some pictures of butterflies and notice the symmetrical designs. Discuss SHAPES – organic: like a butterfly, a leaf, a flower etc, and geometric like squares and triangles.
Students fold their dry painted paper in half (colour inside) and draw half a butterfly- maybe a ‘B’ shape or chosen wing design next to the fold and cut out.
Add a long brown strip for body in the middle. Add a circle head, eyes and antennae.
Cool coloured papers (scraps) are folded and used to cut out (two at a time) shapes to be placed symmetrically on butterfly wings.