Create an array of color paper rolled to mimic Kandinsky's circles.
- To practice fine motor skills
- To explore different color combinations
- To work as a group to make a piece of cooperative art
Before You Start: Gather materials needed: cardboard box lids (e.g., shoe box or paper box lids); an array of different types of paper in different colors, sizes and patterns; black paint; paint brushes; scissors and glue.
Let's Get Started! Step 1. Either before beginning the activity with the children, or as a class, paint the inside of the box lids black.
Step 2. Cut the paper into strips of different widths and lengths.
Step 3. Using a paint brush, coat the inside of the box lid(s) with a paint brush.
Step 4. Have the children roll up the sheets of paper like a scroll. Place the rolled up paper standing up inside the box lid(s).
Step 5. Fill the entire inside of the box lid(s) with rolled up paper.
Step 6. Allow the glue to dry, then display on a wall.
Furthermore: Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian artist who was famous for his abstract works that made use of circle shapes. Research Kandinsky in the library or online to spark discussion on abstract art. The Kandinsky Circle activity does not involve painting, but the same ideas behind it could be applied to a painting activity. Provide the children with paper and paint and encourage them to create an abstract painting using circles and/or other shapes.
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