Today we gathered around our crayon collection and helped to sort some new donations into the color bins.
Old crayons seem to multiply on their own, so what if crayons became a material for creating mosaics? In one group, we looked at Van Gogh's Starry Night and several mandalas for inspiration. We peeled paper off of the crayons to reveal the beautiful cylinders of color hiding behind the labels. We added our crayon collections to our painted sticks from last week. Next week we will begin to deign our mosaics.
In our other group, we looked at a book that uses a projector to shine light through cut paper for the illustrations. We planned and tested our own designs on the projector. Next week we will create a background that will show through our designs.