Thursday, April 18, 2013

Crafting Noah's Ark from Popsicle Sticks

       This simple Noah's Ark craft project is designed to teach young students about texture, rhythm and repetition. I recommend the project for first grade through third. The challenge is in the cutting of the waves. Students may either draw and cut their own or teachers may provide templates for them to trace around and cut from alternating blue and white papers.

       Teachers will need to provide five large popsicle sticks (tongue depressors) one of these will need to be cut as is shown in the center photograph above, and additional smaller wooden sticks or toothpicks for the upper portion of the ark. Teachers do not need to match the selection I have here perfectly. Simply use similar wooden pieces that you have on hand. Glue these down to a large piece of heavy blue paper. Then glue alternating shades or colors of waves underneath the ark, add raindrops and your picture is complete.

Waves cut from blue and white paper.
More crafts made with Popsicle sticks:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for your thoughts. All comments are moderated.