I just love working on projects together as a class. It is great to see how the kids feed off of each other's ideas. In the early days of Flowerstone Art there was a lot of "She STOLE my idea!" and now things have changed and I hear "Who wants a great idea?" called out across the classroom. This collaborative project still has an element of individuality since we aren't creating one big work, but working on our own projects using Stamps that each student has made.
Using the hand drawing from last week (or a vase drawing) we planned to make rubber stamps from some blocks I made from 2x4's. I used the white board to lead a discussion about the many shapes of flowers. Making flowers on a rubber stamp is a lot different than drawing them. We had to talk about how to make them out of SHAPES that could be cut out of fun foam and arranged on the block to create a flower stamp. I had the kids try it on the white board a few times until I thought they had the hang of it. Then they drew the flower on the paper side of adhesive fun foam. I had them make the stamps from double sheets of fun foam to make them thicker stamps. They cut out the shapes and stuck them to the block this week. I'll show you the rest with a slide show to make it more interesting. The finished projects are so beautiful and will be a beautiful exhibit at this year's art show!
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