It's that time of year again - only two weeks before Winter vacation and students are excited!! I decided last year to make wrapping paper with my students and it was a HIT! Making wrapping paper taps into their excitement for the holidays without doing a "Christmas" project.
Art teacher posted a picture by James Gulliver Hancock, "All the Snow in Montreal". This picture was the perfect inspiration for our wrapping paper this year!
Students and I first made a few snowflakes are the board by them offering shapes for my base.(The 2nd Graders are studying symmetry in math after break - so I did a quick lesson about symmetry - what it is and how many lines of symmetry does each snowflake have?)
After a few snowflakes as a class they were ready for paper to make their own!
The rules were easy: no snowflakes could be the same!
I encouraged the older kids to think about colors and maybe keep a theme of colors or do all of them one color and then have one snowflake be a different color!
We rolled these up at the end of class with a chenille sticks and a note that says, "Please use my snowflake paper to wrap a gift this season".