Today I thought I would share a project I did with the children I work with. Some of you maybe aware that I am a licensed mental health therapist and board certified art therapist. At some point, perhaps I will do a post just about that. But for now, I just want to share my art project!
I was actually super pleased because the kids really liked doing the project. It kept them occupied for nearly an hour and a half- which is really saying something when you work with a highly distracted group. And their finished projects were beautiful! All around win! And just so you know, with this project we worked on listening and following directions, problem solving, dealing with frustration, and project completion.
Here are my easy peasy directions
Step One: Print these templates!
Step Three: Cut out the different building segments
Step Four: Put the pieces together in whatever way you choose to create your own unique piece of architecture. I showed my students a few combinations- stacking a couple of large bases, then putting a column, and topping it off with an onion dome. They didn't need much in the way of demonstration before they completely understood the concept.
Step Five: Glue down your building on a large piece of construction paper. You might have to make two separate buildings in order to use all of the pieces and so that it might fit on your construction paper.
Step Six: Show off your finished piece of artwork!