First and second graders have been learning to "look" by drawing insects. We looked closely at insects, learned everything about them from books and observation, and finally created a variety of insects in a jar. This is a great project I found on Art for 1170. THIS IS NOT THEM!
This project was an extra one for a class who I saw a few more times a week. But we had so much fun doing it I thought I'd post.
I have one class who I get to see a few extra times. They decided to create these incredible 3D insects out of some pipe cleaners foam blocks and fun stuff I have around the art room. Notice the fabulous antennae and six legs. Then we learned about camouflage. They had to choose an element of art from their bug to repeat. It could be a color, line or shape. Then they created an environment for their insect to camouflage in. They had just as much fun creating their insects as they did their environments!