Friday, March 15, 2013

Volcano's from Tissue Paper

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)
  • Paints
  • Coloured Tissue Paper
  • Cellophane

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.

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Kristina said...

So very cool! And who would've thought to use toilet paper!! : )

Liesl -- The Homeschool Den said...

This is such a wonderful idea... I might just have to do this with ED in the next week or so (plus I mentioned your project in my post). Great job--it sure turned out well!

Beth Gorden said...

This is such a cool, stunning project!

Thanks or linking up at TGIF and sharing your creativity with the rest of us! I featured this at TGIF this week here: Feel free to grab an I was featured button and I hope to see you linked up again this week!

Beth =)

The Monko said...

thats a great bit of art. we have been doing lots of volcano activities recently because my son has become mildly obsessed

Jae (PInay Homeschooler) said...

Lovely! We should try this! Thanks for sharing :)

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