Lesson Plan #:AELP-ARA0015
Submitted by: Nicole M. Gaida
Endorsed By: Professor Betty A. Goff
Mankato State University Date: October 26, 1996
Grade Level(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
- Arts/Visual Arts
Crown making is a fun activity for children because they come away with something that they can wear. This activity is open for creativity and uniqueness. The instructions are easy to understand and the materials that can be used are not limited to the below.
Making crowns is a great art activity for children of all ages. This lesson can be modified to fit any grade level, depending on the art techniques used to make the crowns. The objectives included in this particular lesson are three-dimensional design, geometric shapes, and the use of multimedia.
1) To understand the concept of three-dimensional design.
2) To use geometric shapes.
3) To create a design using multimedia and textured materials.
- Tag board (6 x 24, six pieces)
- Glue (three bottles)
- Colored construction paper
- Washable paints
- Glitter glue
- Crepe paper
- Paint brushes
- The book King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
Procedures: A. Motivation
Read the book King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub to the children, inviting comments and questions during the story. After the story ask the students about the details in the pictures. What colors are used? What textures can you see? How do you think the crown and other hats would look like if it were right here? Then tell the children that we are going to make crowns of our own. Ask the students if they know what three-dimensional means. Listen to all comments made. If no one knows what 3D means, ask questions that will lead to discovery. Show them the picture in the book of the crown. Ask if they can see what it looks like from the back side. Now show them the crown that I previously made. Show them all sides of the crown. Ask the children what they see. Do they see some familiar geometric shapes? Explain that when an object can be see from all sides, or is not flat like a picture, then it is called three-dimensional. This is also known as 3D. Ask the children if they have seen or heard of 3D movies. Listen to the comments made and explain that at 3D movies objects appear to be jumping out at you. When they make their three-dimensional crowns they also should jump out. Go on to explain the directions for the project. Make sure that there is plenty of room for creativity. Remind them that the crown that I made is not to be copied. I am interested in every student’s ability to express their unique creativity. Encourage uniqueness and praise creativity and good ideas.