Abstract Paper sculptures with 2nd grades students:
- hot/cold colors
- problem solving
Students use markers to make basic shapes on both sides of their paper - hot on one side and cold on the other. Next students trace those shapes over and over - almost touching the line before but not quite. I tell the students to use the side of their marker instead of the tip - making the lines thicker and this part taking less time. If students mess up - its okay, they are going to cut the paper anyway.
When the whole paper is filled with colors - the students either cut their own paper or I draw a line for them to cut. The students need to cut a crazy line throughout their whole paper with out making and scraps. (Most students opt for me drawing the line that they cut)
At this point students pick up different parts of their paper and glue them together or on their tag board. The goal is to make an interesting sculpture from all sides. I encourage the the students to bend, fold, twist, loop, and even cut their paper to make it even more interesting!