Magazine article School Arts

CIRCUS FUN Elementary

Magazine article School Arts

CIRCUS FUN Elementary

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To begin this project, I gave each student a styrofoam tray and a small piece of paper to write their names on. I asked them to put their names face down in the tray.

Next I placed a marble in each child's tray and asked them not to play with it. I was astounded at how well they controlled themselves.

I walked around the room with two bottles of paint, placing several drops at random on the students' small white papers in their trays. Then the fun began! I showed the children how to gently roll their marble to keep it in the tray by slowly lifting the end of the tray just a little on one end and then again on another edge.

As the marbles rolled through the paint, the colors mixed on their paper making designs. When their designs were finished, they took them out of the trays. Each student made four designs.

Next, I gave students an 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of paper and a 4 x 7" piece of paper. The students taped the back of the 4 x 7" sheet on to the center of the 8 1/2 x 11" piece. …

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