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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan               Fourth/Fifth grade: Colonial America

Written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP /Whitman ES 2009-10

Potpourri Sachets

Cost per student: $.15 (this includes the sewing needles and other non-consumables)

Materials: Lacing cards and lacing, fabric (I cut up a silk upholstery sample book), potpourri, embroidery thread, tiny beads (optional), yarn darners (large pointy sewing needles), stuffing (I used fleece scraps), a few pairs of scissors, all the patience you can muster

Students will use sewing techniques to create a 3-D fabric form

Elements of art: form

Vocabulary: sachet, potpourri, whipstitch, eye of the needle, thread

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         Fourth/fifth grade: Colonial America

Written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP /Whitman ES 2009-10

Block Printing Stamps

Cost per student: $.15

Materials: Rubber (foam works fine, I am using pieces of Nike promo sport court made from ground up recycled sneakers, it is 5”x5”x .25”), base to adhere it to (I am using 4”x 3” acrylic scraps from SCRAP), adhesive (depends on your other 2 materials,  I am using double sided sticky glue dots), scissors, paper, pencil, trays, brayers, something to keep the workspace clean like plastic tablecloths, acrylic paint, paper or fabric to print onto (SCRAP has an overabundance of upholstery samples, I am going to offer those)

Students will create a block print stamp using Colonial American motifs, then use it to create a series of prints.

Elements of art: shape, space, form

Vocabulary: print, motif, series

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         4/5 Grade: Colonial America

Written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP /Whitman ES 2009-10

Silhouettes

Cost per student: $.03

Materials: Large paper in 2 contrasting colors (12”x18”), scissors, glue sticks, light source (I commandeered old overhead projectors from the storage closet), pencils, push pins or tape.

Optional: paper strips, colored writing utensils

Students will trace and cut silhouettes of themselves and classmates, preserving their image in a simple and timeless way.

Elements of art: shape, line, space

Vocabulary: silhouette, profile

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         Fourth/Fifth Grade: Colonial America

Written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP /Whitman ES 2009-10

Quilt Blocks

Cost per student: $.05

Materials: 12”x12” paper for backing, fabric (you will need to cut it up into fairly uniform squares and triangles ahead of time, but any scraps will work [old clothing, leftovers from a pattern etc]. I am using fabric from sample books donated from an upholstery store), white glue (I am using my glue system with the paintbrushes), examples

Students will create a geometric quilt block reminiscent of colonial American quilts.

Elements of art: shape, space

Vocabulary: symmetry, pattern

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