SEARCH FOR ART LESSONS


KinderArt® ► Painting | Drawing | Printmaking | Sculpture | Seasons | Recycling | Printables | Art History | More...

PAPER BAG OR FABRIC PONCHO 

 
Illustration: Geoff Slater | Photo: http://kiddiecrafts365.wordpress.com

Level: Primary Junior
Grades: K-5 | Age: 5-11yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt.com.]
Summary:

For Cinco de Mayo on May 5th (or any day of the year), have yourself a special day complete with Mexican food and Mexican clothes like brightly colored ponchos. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican national holiday. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Students can make a poncho out of a paper bag or piece of fabric.

What You Need (Paper Bag Poncho):
What You Do (Paper Bag Poncho):

  1. Cut a hole in a paper bag so that your or your child's head can fit through.
  2. Cut slits up both sides of the bag.
  3. Decorate the paper bag poncho with brightly colored markers or paints or crayons.
  4. Try a waterpaint wash technique, whereby you draw on the paper with crayons and paint a light wash of paint overtop.
  5. You can also glue bits of fabric scraps onto the paper bag as well.
  6. Have a look at some real ponchos for inspiration.

What You Need (Fabric Poncho):
What You Do (Fabric Poncho):

  1. Fold the fabric in half.
  2. Cut a v-shaped slit in the middle of the fold. The slit should be large enough to let your head push through it.
  3. Cut fringes at the bottom of the poncho.
  4. Draw geometric designs on the bottom edge.

Resources:

What is Cinco de Mayo?
A nice informative page.

Recommended Books/Products:

 



This content has been printed from:
www.KINDERART.com


Click here for more art lesson plans












Free newsletter:


education.com printable workbooks

Over 1500 products from Teacher Created Resources

2-for-1 Sale & Free Animal Poster & Stickers

Get FS & Save 20% Off Order at Utrecht.com with coupon code ATHREE

classroom decor, rewards, and learni