Who wouldn’t want to live in a fairytale world of color? Students in 2nd grade created these beautiful castles made of paintedpaper.
Week one: We looked at various castles and discussed analogous colors for a sky.
The children loved the process of using vibrant watercolors on watercolor paper. They notice how the colors “bleed” into one another and when dried created swirls and lines in the paper.
Week Two: Students used painted paper to create a symmetrical castles with towers and a main hall.
6 x 9 inch paper folded vertically then cut in half makes the towers. Another 6 x 9 inch paintedpaper for the main hall. I showed students how to make “pumpkin teeth” at the top of the 6 x 9 paper to illustrate the front wall of the castle.
Details such as windows, a drawbridge door, flags and torches were also discussed. Some students really added fun details like clouds, a sun, moats and trees and bushes.
Scrap Box of Painted Paper for fun details
Let your creativity soar when creating your own fairy tale castle.
Materials: Liquid Watercolors, watercolor paper. painted paper, glue and scissors.