Tippecanoe School Corporation
Mintonye Elementary Students Learn About Paper Mache
Kristy Delp

Our K-5 artists at Mintonye have spent the last month turning the art room into a bakery, a greenhouse, and a home for emotional Color monsters! During their yearly paper mache unit, our students developed their fine motor skills and creative problem-solving skills as they worked with paste, foil, and paint to create lots of colorful projects. 

Kindergarten and first grade read the story, “The Color Monster”, by Anna Llenas, and delved into class-wide collaborative Color Monster-making. Each class was assigned a different Color Monster to complete, including red for anger, blue for sadness, yellow for happiness, and many others. While working collaboratively on their Color Monster sculpture, our K-1 artists also completed their own individual Color Monster paintings.

Meanwhile, 2nd and 3rd graders became bakers for a month as they sculpted their own paper mache cupcakes, complete with gloss-coated sprinkles and pom-pom cherries on top!

Last but not least, 4th and 5th grade artists spent the month testing out their green thumbs as they sculpted cacti—complete with pots of paper mache dirt, stripes, and origami flowers. Great job, artists!

Cactus pictures
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Cactus on a cart
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