I asked the parents to send in an empty cereal box in October & the first layer of the box collage began in November - you can read about the whole idea over here.
The idea was paint the boxes first & then add a different layer every few months to them over the school year so that we would have a finished layered box to display at the end of the year.
|Step 1 - painting the boxes|
|Lots of time taken adding a layer of tissue paper to this one.|
|The last layer - paper off-cuts & 10 buttons each!|
This is a project I intend to do again next year with a whole new class. I will do some things differently - I will prep the boxes first as I was advised to by the brilliant Lesley Romanoff from Takoma Park Cooperative School, so that the paint doesn't flake off so much. We have also bought some foam brushes to make it easier to add the PVA glue wash to the boxes - we were using ordinary household paint brushes but they soaked up too much glue.
|19 on this wall|
|6 on this wall|