Jan 23, 2013

Three Torn Mice

I was inspired by a project posted to Artsonia from Holman Elementary School. Their 2nd graders started with a painted background, but I opted to just use the torn mouse idea (which is too cute!) on brightly colored paper.
1. For bright colors, try the colored cardstock paper in the scrapbook section at JoAnn’s or Michaels. Students start with a 4.25" x 11" piece of white cardstock, and use it to tear out three ovals. (NOTE: Some kinders may need to practice just tearing straight lines before attempting ovals, which takes a little more dexterity.) Attach the three bodies to a sheet of colored paper with a glue stick.
2. Students use small squares of pink paper to cut out oval ears. After a skinny tail is cut, they glue them  all in place on the body.
3. Use a black marker to make two eyes.


Jenny Ploeger said...

What a cute idea, I would love for you to share this with my readers, they will love this idea. I would love you to link it to my linky party

Baby Supplies said...

What a Faboulus Idea is Here!!!So its very very useful to our baby.I think this type of art is to be very easy for our tiny children.If any more plz post in this blog.Thank you.

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Shannon said...

This clever, easy project was perfect for one of the activities (I linked to your site) for "Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler" on my read aloud with activities website. shannonsbooknook.com

Thank you for this great idea!