Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too! The linky will be open all week.
This week we read The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR, by Don and Audrey Wood. This is one of the books that Emily requests each and every time that we go to the library. It is a cute story about a little mouse that picks a Red Ripe Strawberry and then tries all different ways of keeping it from the Big Hungry Bear, that happens to LOVE freshly picked red ripe strawberries. Since Emily enjoys this book so much and it is read very often I thought it would be the perfect book for our stART project this week!
Emily collaged a lovely Red Ripe Strawberry out of magazine cutouts.
First, Emily and I went through a couple of magazines to find red and green pictures. I started doing the cutting for her, however when I had to stop in the middle of this to change Juliette, I looked up and saw that Emily had taken over. This did not last for that long, but I was glad that she gave it a try.
I drew a strawberry shape on a piece of red construction paper and then gave Emily, scissors, glue and the magazine cuttings to collage with. I was excited to see her cutting the pieces down to fit on just so!!
Next, I drew the leaves of the strawberry on a piece of green construction paper and had her collage that too.
Finally, I cut out both pieces and Emily glued them together.
Emily’s Red Ripe Strawberry!!