Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Adaptive Fall Trees

We made these fall trees in my adaptive arts class this October. The materials used were coffee filters, crayola markers, glue, a spray bottle with water, and newspaper. Each day students came in, we colored one coffee filter with multiple colors of crayola markers. Once the filter was mostly colored in, the student (using two hands if possible) squeezed the glue onto a large white piece of paper. Then, the student placed the coffee filter onto the glue and held it there (sometimes the coffee filter will wrinkle or scrunch in their hand). We then sprayed the coffee filter with water from a spray bottle. This created a water color appearance. My students loved watching the colors run together and drip. We repeated this process until our paper was filled with trees. We then used torn pieces of newspaper to make trunks. Try it out!