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Re: torn paper lesson

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freckles spots (freckles_spot)
Thu, 16 Apr 1998 14:51:12 PDT

I have done stained glass windows and underwater scenes with tissue
To do the stained glass windows, I used only red, yellow, and blue
tissue paper. I have the students tear the tissue paper into about 1
1/2" square pieces. The tearing helps them to bond with each other
better. Using only the primary colors, the students learn their primary
colors by overlapping them.
I give each child about a 12" x12" piece of waxed paper. They right
their name with a permanent marker at the top of the paper. We tape the
wax paper down to the table. I pass out the tissue paper for them to
tear. Then I pass out brushes and LIQUID STARCH (mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with
The students "paint" with the liquid starch onto the wax paper. Then
they put a square of tissue paper on the area they painted. After it
has been added to the wax paper, they "paint" over it with more liquid
starch. When the paper is filled with tissue paper squares, overlapped,
we let them dry until next class period.
At the beginning of the next class, the students will construct their
frames for the stained glass out of black paper. When they are ready
for their tissue paper, I pass out the wax paper with the tissue paper
and tell them to peel them apart. The dye from the tissue paper
transfers some to the wax paper, so the student has the tissue paper and
the wax paper to use for their stained glass window.

As to the underwater scene, we discuss the Great Barrier Reef off of
Australia or read "A house for a hermit crab" by Eric Carle. We discuss
the different kinds of creatures from the ocean. I ask students to draw
their creatures and animals and color them with oil pastels. Using
light cool colors (use to teach cool colors also), we again tear the
tissue paper into small squares and using the liquid starch again, paint
the tissue paper onto the whole paper of underwater creatures. When it
drys, the tissue paper peels off and leaves a beautiful cool colored

Hope this helps.
>From Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains

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