Wednesday, April 10, 2013

5th Grade American Flags

The 5th grader's have an annual Road To Revolution Presentation that the put on at our school.  The 5th graders dress up in costumes and put on various presentations, power points, skits about the American Revolution.  So in Art Class we created Flag collages to decorate the commons for their presentations.  We brainstormed  words for "What it means to be an American".  Students cut words out of magazines and then added handwritten words into their space.  We discussed Variety and how variety makes a piece of art more interesting.  So students used different fonts, sizes and different directions to add/write their words. The 2nd day students add the transparent paint (modge podge mixed with tempera paint) to create the American Flag. 





 

4 comments:

  1. From folk to modern, you can't go wrong with the flag theme and these collages are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I was looking for an American-themed craft for kids on pinterest & your blog popped up. It is beautiful!!! Your projects look so beautiful and inspiring. You have some lucky students. Thanks for the ideas. I'm really excited to try the mod podge & tempera.

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  3. I have made this project in a similar way for several years but really like the idea of using transparent paint. What proportions of mod podge to tempera paint did you use? Thanks for the terrific idea! Lorrie

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  4. I have made this project in a similar way for several years but really like the idea of using transparent paint. What proportions of mod podge to tempera paint did you use? Thanks for the terrific idea! Lorrie

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