Cutting is a huge thing to tackle for my first and second graders. Many of them come in with very little cutting experience. We took on some collage projects in the spirit of Halloween to help us practice some tricks of the trade. We learned that you could and should rotate your paper as you cut, use the back of your scissors to really take a bite out of the paper, and that amazing trick of cutting two shapes out at once. Kids were really amazed at the progress that they made and were excited to create Halloween inspired vignettes.
Second graders looked at a variety of portraits and discussed that artists all have different styles. Looking closer at Pablo Picasso's paintings we used his style as inspiration for a Frankenstein portrait.
If the Shoe Fits
Second Grade focused on following multiple step directions as well as their cutting and gluing skills. We learned that cutting is easier when we rotate the paper and use the back of scissors whenever possible. We also learned the handy dandy trick of cutting out two things at once-amazing!