Mexican Guitars

Students used painted paper loaded with glitter paint, traced a large guitar template, and cut out the shape. Next students added the razzle dazzle, sequins, tempera paint patterns, strings made from bright paper strips and buttons. These groovy guitars are going to be displayed in our Marketplace after the 4th grade paints the Market stalls.


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    October 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Wow, these are great!

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    October 24, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I love the guitars! I'm so excited to have found your site, thanks to a suggestion by google reader. I'll be checking in often.

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    Hope Chella
    January 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I'm doing this one too…Again, awesome ideas and a perfect way to tie in their hispanic studies 🙂

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    gretchen buwalda
    October 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you for this lesson. We will be making them today with 5 year olds. That is two art teachers and 37 five year olds. It should be a challenge but our motivation is your great looking results.

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    gretchen buwalda
    November 1, 2012 at 7:03 am

    We did it. They are very different to yours, but I often find that other peoples lessons are simply excellent motivators. Thank you. http://gretchenbuwalda.blogspot.co.nz

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    March 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Love the guitars!

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    Andi Werboff
    September 6, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Laura.
    I want to do this with second graders or 3rd graders
    — How many class periods did this take?
    — What kind of card board for the guitar shape? Were they able to cut it out themselves?
    — How large are the guitars?
    –Any other tips?
    –Elmer’s Glue All, or something stronger?
    Coincidentally, I just did this with my four year old, and of course I did all the cutting. He decorated.
    Thanks for any and all feedback you can give.

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      September 22, 2019 at 8:18 pm

      We just used 12 x 18 construction paper and regular Glue All. It takes about 2- 40 minute class periods. 🙂

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