This apple art project is truly super simple to do! What I like about it is that is forces the students to slow down and take their time. It also demonstrates to them that "less is more." I began by die cutting apples in red, green, and yellow tissue paper. I also cut out a set of black apple using construction paper.
I prepared a plate of watered down glue (mostly water). Students were instructed to first paint the white paper with the glue-water. Next, they selected the tissue paper apples and carefully laid them down. I encouraged some layering for an interesting effect, but ultimately the layout was up to them. Then they brushed a final layer of glue-water on top of the apples for sealing. Finally, they glued down the black apple wherever they felt "it belonged." I wrote students names using a silver sharpie.
Giant apple labeling is always fun!
The whole-group labeling from above prepares the students for this Brace Map activity the following day. We have a large ELL population, so vocabulary is a big deal in our classrooms.
Tissue Paper Apple Art: "Less is more." You can read more about the process for this art project on the blog under the entry: Apples- Tissue Paper.
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