Lesson Plan Title: Paper Line Sculptures
Materials: Construction or cardstock papers, glue, ruler, pencil Grade: K-5
Vocabulary: “2D to 3D”, Line, Space, Texture, Movement
- Create three-dimensional paper sculptures from flat, two-dimensional paper.
- Take an intangible feeling or movement and translate it through sculpture (3-5 grades)
- Learn a variety of techniques to fold paper to create form.
- Pass out (2) sheets of paper (different colors), glue, ruler, and pencil to each student
- Discuss how one paper is for your base and the other paper is to cut strips out of
- Demonstrate how to cut a strip out of paper (these do not need measure or to be perfect, the more organic, the better the sculpture)
- Have students trade paper strips to get more colors (sharing!)
- Demonstrate techniques on folding, twisting papers (use ruler and pencil to wrap paper around). View Support Websites below for techniques!
- Have students glue down pieces. Think about how to glue strips on top of other strips.
Reflection: Why is one sculpture taller than another? Which strip do you like the best and how did you make it? What feeling do you get from your sculpture?
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