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Art at Home 2

Hello parents/carers and welcome to your ELPS at home art classes!

Week 2 Theme: Space

 

Day 1: Collage Planet

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Required items:

  • A4 white and black paper
  • Paper to rip for collage
  • Chalk/paint
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencils

What you’re doing:

Today, you will be ripping up paper into small pieces to create a collage of a planet or multiple planets. This could be complete on black paper or paper that has been painted black so children could add in stars with white chalk or paint afterwards.

 

Links to other subjects:

Science/English. Discuss how planets are formed and learn about our solar system. Children could write a setting description of what their planet looks like.

Extra activities:

How to draw an astronaut and astronaut helmet (paper and colours to fill in)

Find out more by clicking here or here

 

Day 2: Star Twirler

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Required items:

  • A4 piece of paper for each child
  • Paper plate/paper cut into a spiral
  • Blue/black/white paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Colouring pencils/markers
  • Glue
  • Water pots
  • String
  • scissors

What you’re doing:

Today, you will be creating a mobile to hang above your bed! Cut your paper into a spiral, paint it like the night sky and decorate it with stars and planets. Hang it from a string and attach it to the ceiling above your bed.

Links to other subjects:

Art. Discuss the colour wheel and look at contrasting colours and opposite colours on the colour wheel. These side by side will make the colours appear brighter. 

Extra activities:

How to draw spaceships (paper to draw on/colouring tools) Click here

 

Day 3: Make Rocket Ships

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Required items:

  • paper to create rocket ship on
  • Colouring pencils/felt tips
  • Tape/glue
  • Straw/popsicle stick
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper/coloured paper for flames

What you’re doing:

Today, you will be creating a paper rocket ship! I’ve recommended using paper to make the rocket ship but you could use toilet roll/kitchen towel roll to make the body of it.  Design the body of your ship, cut out the pieces, and assemble your rocket ship, following the video. Attach the rocket ship to a straw/popsicle stick so it can fly!

Links to other subjects:

History. Look at the first rocket ships and how they’ve changed. Look at first explorers into space. Look at Valentina Tereshkova!

Extra activities:

Make rocket ship corner bookmarks (A4 paper, colouring tools, scissors, glue)

Click here and here for ideas

 

Day 4: Alien Puppets

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Visit this website to see how to make a paper bag: Click here 

You will need A4 paper and glue/tape to make the bag.

(If you can’t make a paper bag, then just use a circle cut out on a popsicle stick)

Required items:

  • Paper bags
  • Colouring pencils/felt tips
  • Glue
  • Coloured paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • Googly eyes

What you’re doing:

Today, you will be creating a paper bag alien puppet! Be creative and make it as scary or nice as you want.

Links to other subjects:

English. Children could write a character description of their alien. Read it out and have family members try to draw it based on the description!

Other activities:

How draw an alien and an alien in a UFO (paper to draw on, colouring tools)

Click here and here.

 

Day 5: Overlapping Planets

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Required items:

  • Compasses/circle cut outs/lids of different sized
  • Pencils
  • Colouring pencils/felt tips
  • Paints
  • Paint pots
  • Paint brushes
  • Water pots
  • Paper towel
  • A4 paper

What you’re doing:

Today, you will be creating overlapping planets using circles of different sizes! Draw circles and cut them out to trace or use different sized lids from your kitchen. Overlap the circles and trace them with black felt tip marker. Fill in each part of the circle with a different colour of design.

Links to other subjects:

Maths. If they are drawing circles, it needs to be measured well and circles of different sizes need to be carefully measured out.

Other activities:

Learn to draw the solar system kids (paper to draw on, colouring tools) 

Click here