Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chinese Dragon Mask Lesson Plan

Art Lesson
Chinese Dragon Mask
Grades 2-4

Resources: teacher exemplar

Materials: cut construction paper strips, markers, paper plates, craft sticks, glue, stapler, scissors, staples, and construction paper.

Objectives: Student Will:
-create a Chinese dragon mask.
-collage papers to create a 3-d composition.
-choose a color scheme.
-learn about Chinese culture.

Day 1: Student will choose his/her pre- cut construction paper strips, and fan fold strips for added effect. Student will glue paper strips around the edges of the front of one plate. Student will glue the second paper plate to the first plate with the craft stick, handle in between. Teacher will staple for reinforcement. Student will draw and cut out "ruffly" part of head (to hide the plate) and glue to back of paper plates which are stuck together. Student will color dragon face coloring sheet with bright colored markers. He will cut out and glue to center of back of paper plates, on top of "ruffly" part. Student may add horns or bells or noise makers to the dragon puppet.

Alternative: Students glue face, strips, and “ruffly” part of the head to a sheet of construction paper as a collage composition.

Assessment: Rubric

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