Have the student watercolor...random colors and values...some 6X22 lengths of
wc paper. Then cut or tear the strips into varying widths and lengths. The
original called for these to be woven together and glued to a piece of paper.
However I adapted the process and had the students weave a variety of surfaces
then glue and weave them together...building a 3D artform. Another teacher
told me she had seen this process done around plastic bottles...etc. to give a
form base to the project. Can be an exciting and colorful lesson. I was
doing this with fourth grade and am now preparing to conceptually expand it to
a high school project.