Monday, February 28, 2011

Paper Strip Sculpture

Some of my lesson plans for preschool are derivative of what I am teaching my kinders.  Kindergarteners were learning paper sculpture techniques last week.  My preschoolers did something similar, but they learned fewer techniques.

We discussed again what sculpture was, and we sang our sculpture song.  (I'll try to remember to do a post on the song soon.) 

I showed them how the paper strips had trouble standing up on just the tiny edge of the paper.  Then I showed them how we could fold "feet" on the ends and that would support the strips. 

They worked on their own and discovered that they could make circles, arches, and bumpy lines.  Many called their pieces "playgrounds" or "parks."  Some just played with the shapes and did not name them.  It will be interesting to see how the build on what they learn when they are in kindergarten.  I am also interested to see if they will use their imaginations to create new worlds as they age, instead of just making paper shapes.


  1. I do this same project with my K-2 kids. It's always a hit!! Would love to see your sculpture song...we randomly sing in my art room all the time. Best, Vicki

  2. I love the project and can't wait to try it! Can you share the sculpture song please?

    1. Hi, Tara......Here is a link to my song.