Sunday, January 29, 2012

Monkeying Around

We are just finishing up our Monkey Lesson and the results are so adorable.  For many of the students, bleeding tissue paper was something they never used before.  I taught the students how to apply it to our paper and to let it sit once its wet.  Bleeding tissue paper is NOT like regular tissue paper and if you were to try and wet regular tissue paper, it would just fall apart.  Bleeding tissue paper is very cool and gives a watercolor effect and can make such a range of backgrounds.

Once the tissue paper dried, the kids peeled the paper off to reveal a beautifully colored  backdrop to draw our monkey on.  We used black oil pastel to draw our monkeys and once I finished teaching them the drawing lesson, they were off to draw it themselves on their paper. 

It was a fun lesson and a great one for the younger kids.  They loved the effect of the tissue paper and couldnt wait to peel it off to see what it looked like.  Here are some of the results.

I'll always know who created THIS monkey.  He was
the only one who made teeth.  Very cool Rohan!

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