Make Leaf Art – Painting Poems Activity Sheet

Can you illustrate this lovely leaf poem by drawing, painting or making collage leaves?

Poem from ‘Painting Poems’ by Julie Anna Douglas.

You can download this activity sheet here. 

Leaf

Don’t forget their are lots of other free activity sheets to accompany Painting Poems. Download them here.

Buy the book here.

Underwater Collage

‘Underwater Collage’ by Julie Anna Douglas. Why not download the worksheet that accompanies this poem? Or get out your paints or pencils and some paper and make your own Underwater Collage?

fishes

 

Click here to download the worksheet.

 

Fish

Make your own collage fish.

 

IMG_4924You will need: Scissor, different types of paper, glue, pencil, pen, paint.

If you only have plain paper you can paint it with splashes and blobs of paint.

 

 

 

Cut out the fishes body shapes from patterned or coloured paper.IMG_4931  Cut out tail fin shapes from a different colour paper or tissue paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glue the body shape to a background piece of paper. Draw or stick on fins. Draw the fishes faces with pencil or pen.

Colour the face and fins with paint, coloured pencils or felt tip pens.

IMG_4942

Create a sea full of colourful fish using as many different colours and papers as you can find.

IMG_4946

What other colourful sea creatures could you make using collage?

 

Neolithic House Colour and Make

Because a few people asked for this, here is my Neolithic house in a colouring in version.

Click here to download the PDF.

Neo_Be

 

The copyright of this download belongs to me. Please use, share (with credit to Jools Wilson or Bears Get Crafty), enjoy, but do not copy, sell or otherwise rip off. Thank you.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free resource. I shared it because I thought it would be educational for children and fun for everyone. I’ll be sharing other free activities as and when I can.   If you can and feel inclined please consider making a donation to the Trussell Trust.

Neolithic House Cut Out and Make Paper Model

Print out and make this Neolithic House model for FREE!

You will need an A4 sheet of paper or thin card, scissor and glue.

2019-04-21 10.52.15

 

Click here to download the PDF

You may also like to visit the Stonehenge website and take a look at their wonderful replica Neolithic Houses.

The copyright of this download belongs to me. Please use, share (with credit to Jools Wilson or Bears Get Crafty), enjoy, but do not copy, sell or otherwise rip off. Thank you.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free resource. I shared it because I thought it would be educational for children and fun for everyone. I’ll be sharing other free activities as and when I can.   If you can and feel inclined please consider making a donation to the Trussell Trust.

Crafty bits… Fairy Lights

jI have to admit this craft project came about after I saw some lovely fairy lights by artist  Louise Traill and decided to try to copy them.

Hers are made with (I think) with tissue paper and wire.  I made some using this method and others on my string were made with lampshade sticky PVC and a stapler and covered with fabric or paper.

 

 

The method I worked out for the wire framed shades was more or less like this:

 

I used pva glue and paper strips wound round the wire shapes and then glued paper around the frame to hold it together.  The second and third sides need a small overlap.  There is a fixed wire across the top opening and a second wire that is only fixed at one end. This is to attach the shade to the light string, using the second wire to hold the bulb in place (so it is not touching the paper).

I made various shapes and tried different methods.  The paper wrapped wire was best for sticking delicate paper coverings onto and was neater than my first attempts where I twisted the wires together.  I used tissue paper, old paper bags, wrapping paper and Japanese tissue paper, and decorated the shades with scraps of braid, buttons, wire curls and beads.  The moon face is from a drawing that I printed out.

IMG_4206

Here is part of the string above my desk.

Screenshot 2020-02-20 at 09.47.12