(Projects can be Community Service, MLK or Valentine Holiday Related)
3-D Lion Cut Paper Project
Vocabulary: Symmetry and asymmetry
Showing students how to make a paper lion that’s three-dimensional, which can be used as a model for making other animals.
Materials: Glue, scissors, and pencil, markers, colored pencils or crayons, which can be used to add details.
- Remind younger students about how to use glue.
- Having precut parts or precut tracers is helpful.
- Remember that students will want to start the project all at the same time, which can create friction among students when they have to wait to use tracers.
- Handout can be a sample of collage, which can be the beginning of students doing a whole zoo scene or African safari.
- Symmetry and asymmetry can be discussed along with the concept of three-dimensional versus two-dimensional.
Books like The Wizard of Oz or The Lion and the Mouse can all be referenced.
Animated children’s books:
THE LION AND THE MOUSE
Opportunity for discussion and play:
- Why did the lion save the mouse?
- Are the lion and the mouse friends?
- What are the qualities of a good friend?
This project can go hand-in-hand with the Heart-Shaped Mouse Cut Paper Project