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Re: hawaii ideas

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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu May 16 2002 - 17:26:55 PDT


Something I did a few years ago with first graders but it could be added to
for
fifth graders was to weave a pineapple. I had them draw a pineappple shape
from a 9 x 12 sheet of yellow construction paper. Then they cut slits into
it.
Could be straight or wavy and then weave orange or yellow strips . These
strips
were then stamped with a potatoe stamp - could be a carved eraser stamp - our
stamps were just stars (like above the number 8 on computer keyboard) but you
could research traditional Hawaiian symbols and use them. We cut leaves out
of green construction paper. I served fresh pineapple our last day to work
on them.

Hawaiian quilting is absolutely beautiful and organic in nature. This could
be done
on paper - I think there is a website with this type of quilting shown.

Hawaii has large waves - could you adapt Hakusai's "Big Wave" to a Hawaiian
theme. I did this on blue paper with my first graders but you could do it on
white
paper and make it more complicated??? Add surfers for fun!!! Good luck.
Roberta

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