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I did a few Collaborative Art Projects with my students. The idea was to show them how small pieces of work done by them can be put together to make a larger and lovelier creation.

Here are the ones I have done so far:

Hands- Petals Sunflower Collaborative Project

This we did when the theme for the month was flowers. I decided to make a huge sunflower from the hand shaped paper cutouts of the students.

I traced both hands of all kids on a yellow chart paper. Also, I wrote the names of the kids on their hands with  a black marker.

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Now was the hard part – cutting out all the traced hands – since all were different sizes. Once done, I took a paper plate and arranged all the hand petals on the plate to form a flower. Once satisfied, I stapled all hands on the plate, starting from the outside, moving inside. Since the staples were on the bottom of the petals, none showed at the end.

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Lastly, I crumpled small bits of black paper and stuck them in the center with loads of glue to form the pollen. Finally, I stuck it on the bulletin board and made a thick stem and leaf for the sunflower.

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Colorful Hearts Collaborative Project

This project we made for the Parents – Teachers Day.

I cut out heart shapes from simple A4 sheets and gave them to my students to color as they like – single color / multi-color, make patterns or designs etc. They had lots of fun creating their “Hearts” !

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Then I took a purple chart and a half, and pasted all the hearts created by my pre-k’s on it, leaving space in the center. On a simple white piece of paper, I wrote – “DO LITTLE THINGS WITH GREAT JOY”.

And that’s what my kids had done – had a super exciting time while coloring their hearts.

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Shapes Collaborative Art

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We took various different shaped pegs from the peg board, dipped the bottom in different color paints and all kids stamped them on a white chart paper.

I wish for the Star Collaborative Project

Also, since our PTM fell just in time for Diwali, I did a little “I wish” project with my students. Each one told me what they wanted as a gift from their parents, and I wrote them on a star shape cut out out from a blue chart paper. Later i pasted all of them on a black chart, randomly. Finally, in the center I wrote “I wish” with a silver sparkle glue pen.

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I put it up in the class on PTM and made sure each parent read what their kid wanted. It was exciting for the parents too.


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