By Dindy Robinson
Introduce scholars to cultures all over the world with easy artwork actions that motivate creativity and important considering. Chapters specialize in China, Japan, India, Australia, Africa, Egypt, Israel, nice Britain, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Russia, France, Scandinavia, Mexico, American Indians, and Hawaii. an excellent complement to multicultural devices.
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Bamboo This versatile grass, used for baskets, mats, hats, and fish traps, is so strong that it can also be used in building houses and bridges. Young bamboo shoots are eaten as a vegetable; the grain is also a food. The plants range from 3 to 164 feet in height, and can have a diameter of up to 12 inches at the base. The main shoot does not produce leaves; it is the secondary or tertiary branches, growing from buds on the main stem, that produce the leaves. Paper Bamboo Materials: Green butcher paper, 3 to 6 feet long Green and yellow construction paper Scissors Stapler and glue Roll the butcher paper into a cylinder 2 to 4 inches in diameter to form the main shoot of the bamboo.
Door Seal Picture Materials: Red paper Black or gold felt-tip markers Make up your own philosophy of life and write it on red paper to hang around the classroom door. Fans Many Chinese use fans to keep cool and fan cooking fires, although the exquisitely decorated fans used for centuries are now mostly reserved for export. Chinese fans often contain scenes from nature that are hand-painted, embroidered, or burned into sandalwood. < previous page page_2 next page > < previous page page_3 next page > Page 3 Construction Paper Fan Materials: Watercolors Paintbrushes White construction paper (12 by 18 inches) Tape or a stapler Ribbons Paint a scene on white paper.
Put small drops of glue on the back of the pattern just outside the drawing, being careful not to get glue inside the outline. Press the tracing paper onto the colored paper and let it dry firmly in position. Working slowly and carefully, cut around the traced outline. As you cut, the tracing paper will fall away. When you are finished, you can glue your papercut to another piece of paper of a contrasting color. Complete the picture with additional papercuts and add a simple border design. Jade Carvings Jade is a precious stone that the Chinese have been using in their art for centuries.
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