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Torn Paper Projects

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Jerry & Anne Carman-Hendel (hendel)
Fri, 17 Apr 1998 16:52:31


Lynda and all,
I've been reading the interesting ideas for torn tissue paper. Thanks
for some new ideas.
I have a project that I did in the winter with 2nd graders (during the
olympics) and uses torn construction paper. I originally got the idea out
of either Arts & Activities or School Arts. They are called 'shiver
pictures'. Start with two 12" x 18" pieces of construction paper---one
white and one color. Tear the white piece the long direction and put it on
the color. You've already got a landscape with a wintery horizon line. We
discuss size in the foreground and background. (I use landscape prints,
too.) Next, using paper from our cons. paper scrap box, we made figures in
winter activites/sports, fir trees, cardinals, etc. Absolutely no scissors
allowed! This throws the kids at first, but the project was very successful
in teaching about landscapes, the horizon line and size gradation, and the
work was beautiful. The effect of the torm paper is really nice. Doesn't
have to be limited to winter, of course. I was taking advantage of the
Olympics.
About torn tissue----I've used Mod Podge with it. It's non-toxic and
dries nice and clear. I've also, as someone else mentioned, used Mod Podge
on wax paper. Then we've hung them in the ceiling-to-floor front windows.
You can really see the color mixing there. Also have done this on
construction paper.

Thanks again for the ideas.

Anne C-H in the Illinois cornfields