Curled Paper Valentine Hearts (February 2014)

blog DSCF8733 2For Valentines Day my pre-schoolers created beautiful sculptural hearts using curled paper in multi-colours.

I prepared for the session by cutting out heart shapes from heavy cardboard. I also cut some coloured paper into long strips of different widths (using up a large bag of scrap paper in the process!).

blog DSCF8713After coating their cardboard hearts with a thick layer of white glue, the children selected paper strips and curled each one by rolling it around a pencil. Next was the tricky job of sticking it onto the cardboard heart. I showed the children how to gently hold each curl in place with a couple of fingers, until the glue began to hold it in place, being careful not to crush the edges of the paper.

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The resulting artworks are wonderfully sculptural, and would look great mounted as wall reliefs.



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