1st graders learned about the art of some of our favorite book illustrators, and combined cutting, painting and gluing skills to make an octopus/giant squid/jellyfish creature. I have done an Eric Carle inspired collage in first grade for many years, and this year I combined it with my new book purchase, I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry. I found this super cute octopus collage example at "flipflops and applesauce" blog.
|Eric Carle's collage technique combined with a funny story by Kevin Sherry - two great illustrators!|
|We began with cool color wavy lines for our ocean backgrounds.|
|We selected a patterned paper for the head and made a semicircle, a geometric shape.|
|We made arms from paper scraps, cutting wiggly, organic shapes.|
|Hole punchers provided the texture of the tentacles, and we used the holes for the bubbles.|