It's printmaking time in 3rd grade and I chose to do this collagraph fish project again because last year's results were great! And I am impressed with this year's batch of fish too!
Day One: Cut out the fish...start building up layers.
Day Two: Building up lots more layers! Big shapes, medium shapes to small shapes. I got out the paper edger scissors and the hole punchers out for this day.
Day Three: Printing the Collagraphs
I set up one table with paper and brayers/trays. I did 4 different colors and in every color but black I mixed two inks together. It gives the prints an interesting effect...sometimes hombre if the kids are careful not to over mix it.
Side Project: Dr.Seuss style fish...painted underwater scene...
Oil pastel and tempera paint...these were fun for a one day lesson during Read Me Week