I've been watching Hoarders on TV and decided I really needed to get rid of some of the junk in my storage closet at school. It seems everyone thinks I should have what they no longer need, so they leave bags at my door. Sigh...
Hence, this final (loosely) Matisse-related project, which was easy and so much fun. Second graders had learned about Matisse, and knew that the word fauve meant wild beast. So they created their own "texture fauves" out of various materials. We had fabric, corrugated cardboard, pieces of foam, ribbon and lace, pom poms, feathers, wiggle eyes, doilies, wood shapes, and toothpicks. I purposely showed them NO examples, so that they totally had to figure it out for themselves. I gave them bottles of Elmer's Glue-All, had them each select a scrap piece of mat board for background, and away they went!
- Nothing sticking up off the board.
- No blood or weapons
- You had to be able to tell it was a beast or creature.
- Students could only take one thing from the selection at a time, and had to return stuff the same way it was found (ribbon rolled up, feather bucket closed, etc)
- Everything had to be glued down by counting to at least 10.