Step 1: Use bright blue tempera or acrylic paint and water it down a bit. Have each student paint a sheet of paper. I used 9×12.
Step 2: Find an old book and cut out the pages. I figured I needed about 5 sheets per student so we had about 100 pages from a book
Step 3: Use a rainbow assortment of colors (acrylic or tempera paint watered down a bit) and have the kids paint the book pages solid colors. I had one color per table. Lay these all out to dry
Step 4: Second day, lay out a range of the colored book pages on each table and give the kids their blue papers. We started by identifying shapes in the example I made. Everyone started by cutting out a half oval for the hill for their house. Next we did the rectangle for the house and the triangle for the roof. We did those three steps together and glued them down. Then I set them free to add whatever details with the book pages they wanted.
Step 5: We used sharpies and outlined all of our shapes.
Keep in mind… 6 year olds love black pens and they like to go a little crazy sometimes.
This project originated from here
9×12 white paper
Old book sized around a 5×7
Acrylic or Tempera paint
paint brushes (wide)