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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Birch Trees

Created on December 10, 2018 by Mario82

Students will create a birch tree scene using paper towel rolls and construction paper.

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1 session; 60 minutes per session

1. SWBAT research birch trees.

2. SWBAT create a picture of birch trees using construction paper and paper towel rolls.

1. Paper Towel rolls

2. Glue

3. White paper

4. Construction paper (multiple colors)

5. Scissors

6. Art medium (watercolor, markers, acrylic paint, ink etc.)

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1. Cut open a paper towel roll and lay it out as flat as possible.

2. Glue a sheet of white paper on top of the paper towel roll. Smooth out any air bubbles.

3. Once dry cut into jagged strips.

4. Paint black/gray stripes across the strips of paper you cut out. Use photo references of birch trees to help you.

5. On a full sheet of paper create a background using construction paper. Next glue your birch trees down. Add any leaves, clouds and grass to the foreground of the picture with construction paper. Once done give your picture a once-over. Add any minor embellishments if necessary with markers or paint.

Instead of plain white paper substitute it with textured paper for the birch trees.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Acrylic, Drawing, Marker, Mixed Media, Paper, Watercolor