I had tons of fun this summer with several groups of students. One of my favorite projects is paper mache. It's sometimes difficult to do because it takes quite a bit of time - papering, then drying in successive layers. But I think these two projects were very successful for the students.
My last classes of the summer were at Salida Elementary where each grade came to work on a special project. Kinders made torn paper collage, 1st graders made fruit prints, 2nd graders painted a lion portrait, 3rd graders created charcoal still life pictures, 4th grade worked on a watercolor landscape that showed the water cycle, and 5th graders painted a watercolor self-portrait! Whew, it was a busy week. A few of the projects are shown below.