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Re; Rainforest

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Stephanie Ignazio (smi)
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 20:38:19 -0400


I'm not sure who needed the rainforest ideas...but here goes. A few years
ago I worked at a school where we had a K-5 art, music, movement festival of
the Arts with the subject matter of the rainforest. Every grade worked on
something for this festival and I coordinated the visual art aspect. One of
my favorites were the large (I'd say at least 3 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide)
paier mache masks that we made and the kids danced with. They were fabulous.
Another great idea were plaster masks that the kids actually wore as they
performed a tribal ritual dance. We painted real branches that had fallen
and cemented them into buckets. These were BRIGHT green and had bright green
leaves. We also made HUGE dragonflies out of styrofoam and tape and
wire...and hanging crepe paper..we cemented some of these , others the kids
danced with. Another easy thing to do is paint rope...immediately looks like
a vine...then you add leaves and paper flowers if you want...fantastic. I
have one of these hanging in my little closet this year....I had a teacher
absolutely amazed that it was actually just rope!! other ideas are
animals...of course, papier mache, etc. Butterflies are also easy with
cardboard tubes and cardboard wings. Decorate with hanging
streamers..fantastic! The rainforest is one of my favorite areas to work
with..let me know if I can be of any help. Stephanie

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