Ultimate Art

Paper Mat

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Lesson Description

In this art class, children will use different colored papers to create a paper mat**.** The class begins by introducing them to the concept of complementary colours. The children will learn how to fold paper carefully and neatly, while following directions provided. They will practise drawing lines using a ruler.

They will understand how to cut paper carefully, along specific lines. In addition, they will learn to cut carefully only until a specific point (and not beyond it).

The class can help children learn the technique of 'interweaving'. This technique will be used to interweave strips of paper together to create a paper mat. Interweaving is tricky, but fun. Children will learn to persist and persevere until they can get it right!

Materials required

  • Craft paper - any two colours
  • A long scale
  • An eraser
  • A pencil
  • A pair of scissors