Art club students created these wild and crazy patterned hearts collages. We meet every other Wednesday morning before school. This group is comprised of 4th and 5th graders, boys and girls.
Sometimes I think it is a social club and I am their entertainment!
But, at the end of the class they always surprise me with such unique and fun projects!
We used model magic to create the hearts and glued craft sticks together.
We painted the sticks and let dry.
The next session we painted the hearts and added more patterns
and buttons to the background.
Lori DecoiteFebruary 3, 2012 at 12:47 am
fun and colorful!
Mrs. CFebruary 3, 2012 at 1:45 am
AnonymousFebruary 3, 2012 at 1:56 am
Wow! Did you use acrylic because the colors look so vibrant on wood?
PaintedpaperFebruary 3, 2012 at 9:31 am
Thanks! No we just used tempera paint. I use prang and dick blick. They are pretty opaque and my students really apply it on heavy.
PhylFebruary 4, 2012 at 3:40 am
These are great! Love the bright colors and patterns!
AnonymousFebruary 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm
Laura – I found your blog! Awesome!! You are such an awesome teacher and we are so blessed to have you! JB enjoyed looking at pics. 😉 Angie
PaintedpaperFebruary 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm
Aww Thanks Angie! 🙂
MarthaFebruary 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm
I ABSOLUTELY love these:)
Dawn HartiganFebruary 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm
I know what you mean about feeling like 4 -6th graders are really there just to socialize, but you must be doing something right because these are awesome. Your kids must feel safe with you and happy or they wouldn't talk at all – like the first day of school.
PaintedpaperFebruary 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm
Thanks Dawn that is really sweet.
SiggadisartOctober 2, 2013 at 10:45 am
Great idea, Im going to try it with my students. 🙂
Teresa MallettJanuary 31, 2014 at 1:24 pm
Do they paint the sticks before or after they are glued together?
PaintedpaperFebruary 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm
They painted the patterns after the sticks were glued together. 🙂
AnonymousFebruary 9, 2014 at 10:46 pm
Rachelle – I have a 5th grade Art Club after school but am curious how you like before school and how long does it last…45 minutes or an hour? Love your blog. 🙂
PaintedpaperFebruary 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm
Awww thanks for your kind words. I like art club better in the morning. (3rd and 4th graders) I am ready to teach and excited about their awesome projects. I have them for 40 minutes. 🙂
ShannaJanuary 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm
This is probably a dumb question but did you glue with Elmer's?
PaintedpaperJanuary 31, 2015 at 12:11 am
Hi Shanna, I used Elmer's Glue All for the sticks and Tacky Glue to hold down the Model Magic Hearts
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