SHAPES AND PATTERNS – Relief Prints, Tints, Collage

Students use paint, silicone candy molds and ice cube trays to make relief prints of various shapes and then cut out the individual shapes to create a pattern collage.

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SHAPES AND PATTERNS – Relief Prints, Tints, Collage

Supplies:

  • Crayola Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Washable Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Container Lids for Palettes
  • Silicone Ice Cube Trays and Candy Molds
 

Steps:

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Step 1

Silicone Ice Cube Tray

  1. Paint different colours on the bottom of the ice cube tray.
  2. Make sure every shape is covered with wet paint.
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Step 2
  1. Press the ice cube tray paint side down onto a piece of paper.
  2. Apply pressure on the whole tray.
  3. Be careful not to wiggle the tray as you press it down on the paper.
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Step 3
  1. Lift the ice cube tray straight up to remove it from the paper.
  2. Be careful not to wiggle it as you lift it off the paper.
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Step 4

Silicone Candy Mold

  1. Use white paint and another colour of paint.
  2. Mix colours right on the shapes to make streaks and swirls in the paint.
  3. Cover all the shapes with paint.
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Step 5
  1. Press the mold paint side down on a piece pf paper.
  2. Apply pressure over the whole mold.
  3. Be careful not to wiggle it as you press it down on the paper.
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Step 6
  1. Lift the mold straight up to remove it from the paper.
  2. Be careful not to wiggle it as you lift it off the paper.
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Step 7
  1. Cut out each shape.
  2. Choose a piece of coloured construction paper.
  3. Arrange the shapes in a pattern.
  4. Glue the shapes to the construction paper.
  5. Explain the rule for your pattern.