Sometimes the best way to have fun is to get your hands dirty. We make a lot of messes in first grade, so we figured we may as well start out with a big one right off the bat. Miss Kylie loves the children's book author and illustrator Eric Carle. His artwork is especially cool! He makes large sheets of paste paper and then uses that paper to create the animals in his books.
Paste paper is made from: water, white flour, rice flour, Dr. Bronner's soap, glycerin, and of course paint. You spread the paste mixture on different colors of paper and then create texture with a variety of tools. We used our Wacky Wednesday afternoon to make a lot of paste paper that we'll use throughout the year! Check out the process below (the paint is washable).
And we heard from a few more friends and their All About Me Bags. We're finding out so many new things and now we have lots of conversation starters for lunch and recess!
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