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Bugs on a Rug

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This might be the cutest project of all time ever in the world. Maybe its the name or maybe its just because for the next few weeks, kindergartners are still adorable and innocent and silly and then summer happens and they become ferocious first graders. (Cue dramatic music.) 

We began this project by creating painted paper using paint scrapers from Roylco. This process of creating painted paper has been extremely popular all year with everyone from k-5.

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This was a great review of primary and secondary colors and the students noticed that the paper looked like it was “woven” if you made criss-cross designs.

Next we created a loom out of colorful construction paper.

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Students cut up their painted paper into lines to weave into the loom.

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They loved going over-under-over-under and they concentrated so hard that it was nearly silent in the art room! Some students had trouble with this step and some caught on really quickly. Weaving is one of those skills that takes a lot of dexterity. The next step was really fun: bug stamps. They filled up their “rug” with little bugs!

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Students also got to make a big bug out of paper by coloring, cutting, and gluing. I used templates for this due to time constraints but next time around I will try and give them the opportunity to create their own bug.

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Kids were stoked to make a bracelet wit their extra lines. They used the most beautiful rainbow lines to create little cuffs. Some “star” students:

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Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

6 thoughts on “Bugs on a Rug

  1. This is awesome! Will get in touch soon! 🙂

  2. Everything you do is AWESOME! Ms.K you are a great art teacher, and they are gonna be so happy and excited to have you back next year!

  3. some ‘star’ students. jeez. your puns are amazing. Weaving looks hard – but this is definitely the cutest project ever!

  4. Pingback: Art with Ms. K makes Bugs on a Rug using Paint Scrapers! | Roylco

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