Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Art Takes Flight

"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist."-- Rene Magritte

This group of butterflies was created by Mrs. Hughes kindergarten class. This is how we made them. First we squirted some red, yellow, and blue paint on a 12 x 18 piece of white paper. Then we folded the paper using a "taco fold" (as opposed to a "hot dog" fold). Then each student rubbed the paper with their hand. When they opened the paper, Voila! A beautiful butterfly shape appeared. But, wait a minute! We only used three colors of paint -- where did the orange, purple and green come from?! This project is a fun way to experiment with color mixing through random application of paint.

We cut out the butterfly shapes and made a body and details from construction paper, pipe cleaners, pom-poms and googly eyes.

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