Monday, October 26, 2015

Fantastic Fall Forest Sculptures for Kids: The Thinker by Auguste Rodin.

Easy Paper Sculpture Ideas for Preschoolers

We made Fall Forest paper sculptures - they turned out fantastic! An awesome creative activity for kids, these sculptures are great for playing with colors, scissors, and glue! This activity was inspired by the book "Art Is..." by Bob Raczka.

Artists is the theme for October at Poppins Book Nook. You can find our previous Poppins Book Nook activities here: Spider Craft: Charlotte's Web.


The Thinker by Auguste Rodin: Creative Art for Kids

 "Art Is..." by Bob Raczka is our book of the month. How would you explain "art" to the little ones? This book has neat and simple explorations with a great sample of art and a rhyming sentence on each page.


"Art is how artists get you to think," is the conclusion at the end! The last page features The Thinker by Auguste Rodin.

Observing this sculpture led us to the discussion of what is "thinking"... and inspired us to make paper sculptures.


Fantastic Fall Forest Sculptures for Kids

For this activity we used construction paper in fall colors, scissors, white glue, hole punch, crayon, a piece of cardboard for the base.

Pictured below, My Firefly's favorite was making "rolls" and "spirals" using a crayon and strips of paper. For a roll, apply glue at the end of the strip and hold. For a spiral, let it loose.


We tried creating different forms and different sizes. There was little waste at the end of this activity. My Firefly used the colorful scraps all over her fantastic forest.


To attach bigger forms to the base, dip them in glue and press it in place, let the glue dry.


Forest Sculptures for Kids

The fall forest sculptures were created during several sessions. My Firefly started slow and unsure, then became very involved into the creative process. I think our forest will make for a great table centerpiece for these holidays. Oh, and I am very happy that she got lots of practice with scissors and glue out of this activity!


Artists Is the Theme for October at Poppins Book Nook

It's time for the Poppins Book Nook - a book club that goes live on the last Monday of each months.
You can find our previous Poppins Book Nook books and activities here:
 Poppins Book Nook.



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