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Talk to the students about Monet's work and the Water Lilies. Have them take large coffee filters and color them with watercolors or water based markers and then spritz them with water. Let them dry and then glue them to a class montage. It is very decorative and the children will learn about Monet and watercolor.
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Repeated Shape Art
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Have the students cut out a shape to use as a template for tracing. On a white piece of paper, have the students trace the shape 5-6 times, overlapping the shapes. Have the students fill in each *space* using various materials (yarn, markers, pencil, fish tank gravel, ripped paper, cut paper, etc.) of 2-3 colors.
I used a very large collection of tp [toilet paper] tubes one year to make paper-mache animals. Each child chose an animal, we used square kleenex boxes, wadded up newspaper and a lot of masking tape to create the animal shape. We then covered with paper-mache, and painted them. It took about a month, in collaboration with the Art teacher. They looked FABULOUS.
This site has links to all kinds of characters and things you can make with tp rolls. They include printable templates in both color and black and white. Everything from Pokemon to fairy tale characters to theme characters. http://www.dltk-kids.com