During our unit learning about Volcanoes we made Tissue Paper Volcanoes. This gives a wonderful rough 2D finish to the art. Very simple to complete, but does need to be done over a couple of days due to drying time.
Materials are generally things you will already have on hand.
- A3 Art Paper (need some of a decent quality)
- Tissue/Toilet Paper
- PVA Glue (mixed with water)
- Coloured Tissue Paper
Firstly we drew a rough outline of the volcano. Then set about building the base of the volcano, dipping the tissue paper into the glue/water mixture, scrunching and adhering it to the paper. This part can take up a fair amount of time, paper and glue, especially if the kids are heavy handed. Ours needed a good couple of days to dry properly before we moved on.
From there we painted the base, allowing it dry and then the sky in the background.
Adding the lava effects with red, orange and yellow paint was definitely the most fun. Seeing them spring to life with each stroke of the brush!
For an added effect I gave the kids tissue paper and cellophane to really make the lave stand out.
It's really difficult to show the effect in a photograph, this angle should give you some idea. These look fabulous hanging, my only concern is trying to fit them into our Art Display Folders as they are pretty thick and heavy.