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Monday, December 15, 2014

Coffee Filter Imagination Transformation

Can You Imagine?

I have to give credit where credit is due and admit that I took this lesson from one of my favorite blogs SmARTclass and I just couldn't resist to teach this one myself.  After teaching a more structured lesson on Op Art, I gave my 5th graders and opportunity to let their imaginations run wild! We followed the basic steps of "dying" ordinary coffee filters into colorful circles using washable markers and a spray bottle full of water.






Once we had our beautifully colored circles, I asked the kids to transform one or both of their circles into an image.  I asked them to share ideas they had as a class and did quick drawings of them on the board to show them how it would work.  Then I let them get to their own art making. I just encouraged them to let their imaginations take over. And that, they did!

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Soccer Ball Being Kicked

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Hot Air Balloon

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Teddy Bear

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Ice Cream!

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Baseball Being Hit by Bat and Field

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Duck Dynasty Character

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Boom Box

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Frog on Lilypad

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Owl

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Monster Truck

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Bee and Emotion Clouds

5th Grade Easy Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Soccer

5th Grade Easy Fun Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Frog and Flies

5th Grade Easy Fun Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Cat

5th Grade Easy Fun Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Top Hat Turtle

5th Grade Easy Fun Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Magic Crystal Ball

5th Grade Easy Fun Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Sun Shining and Smiling on Playground

5th Grade Easy Fun Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
This Little Piggy...

5th Grade Easy Fun Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Snowman

5th Grade Easy Fun Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Cow/Bear

5th Grade Easy Fun Imagination Art Lesson with Coffee Filters
Fireworks