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Lesson 9: Assembling the Mural

Overview

We will cut out our prints and make additional collaged elements to create a mural background. Students will be able to perform different roles to work collaboratively on a group mural.

Grade Level

K-5

Media

Printmaking, Drawing, Collage, Mural

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Materials

  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue in pots
  • Brushes
  • Mural paper

Activities

Step 1

Look at large mural paper and brainstorm ideas with students about habitats.

Step 2

Make a plan with students about the mural.

Step 3

Have students cut out their animal prints and continue making collaged elements for the mural.

Step 4

Have small groups of students begin adding printed animals and collaged elements to the mural.

Reflection

Students will continue developing a story about their imaginary animal by brainstorming ideas with a partner.

Writing Prompt (optional):

Students will create a story map that introduces their character, their habitat or environment, the problem the character faces, and the solution the character finds to their problem.

Sketchbook Prompt (optional):

Students will think about the problem and solution in their story and make two drawings in their sketchbooks to show what happens.

Vocabulary

Habitat, collage, printmaking

Resources

Photos of habitats