Tuesday, March 9, 2010

collaborative rainbow




Last year my friend, Jen, and I had our classes work together to create a really gigantic rainbow. The littles loved the process and they were so proud of the finished result. I knew I had to try it again this year. So . . . I am slowly gathering materials. I searched through my archives and found the photos from last year's rainbow and thought I'd post them.

To begin, we drew a rainbow on bulletin board paper. Then, over several days, we let both classes color in the arches with crayons. Next, we assembled all of the collage materials we could get our hands on . . . balloons, old marker caps, milk bottle caps, shredded paper, stickers, foam shapes, scrapbook die-cuts, feathers, etc. The children sorted the materials into bins. Then we all assembled for a pasting fest. We used Yes! paste because it really holds and it doesn't take a long time to dry.

The results were great - but it was the process and the collaboration that made this project memorable. Miss you Jen :(

4 comments:

Ms. Jessi said...

Oh, my goodness! We just made one of these on Monday. We used torn scrap paper. :) Yours is delightful!

Teacher Tom said...

Okay! I'm stealing . . . uh, borrowing this one! I have a giant box of collage materials just waiting to get glued. Although, maybe I'll mix up some paste and just copy your entirely. Thanks!

Jen said...

I'm going to do one this week....but it sooo won't be the same! Where can I get the paste?

Kat said...

Michaels. It's kind of expensive but it lasts a long time. I had that jar for the entire year! A little goes a long way.