Little “Bohème” Pop-up

Un po' più complessa della precedente "Jazz Band" è la realizzazione di questa piccola “Opera” che ho costruito per far vedere a mia figlia i vari passaggi.  Alla fine, seguendo le istruzioni, anche Laura si è costruita la sua piccola “Bohème” Ecco il compito di Laura che riguardava la storia dell'Opera Italiana: … [Read more...]

Jazz band Pop-Up

A simple Pop-Up that is possible to make with children: the “Jazz band” is a stair cut from an  old score, you just follow the instructions  drawn on the  sheet of squared paper, and glue some black silhouette (musicians, dancers, singers…) to have your personal concert!    … [Read more...]

Easter Hat!

My son Davide won the “Easter Hat Competition” at his School with this original creation! Just using  cardboards, pencils or markers, scissor, glue and coloured tissue paper... … [Read more...]

Tissue-paper window

Inspired to stained-glass windows, my son created this work to represent a St. David’s life episode. He drew a very simple and stylized scene, with very large contour lines. Then he cut off the  empty spaces from two black cardboards overlaid. After that he glued the shaped and coloured pieces of tissue-paper on one of the black cardboard cutout. Eventually he has glued the black cardboards cut … [Read more...]

Pop-up castle

An idea for a pop-up castle! You just need some cardboards of different colors, and follow the instructions:  you must fold the dashed lines and have to cut the continuous lines... Help the children in cutting! … [Read more...]

Big collage landscape

Every student painted 5 different texture with tempera colours: grass, rocks, sky,water and wood. We cut the sheets and composed two big mountain landscapes with all cuttings of painted texture (70cmx50cm). This is a teamwork of 7th grade pupils. Every student cut the texture in little strings and pieces with different shapes. After that they worked in a group of 10 on a big landscape … [Read more...]

Collage Matisse’s style

Inspired to Matisse’s collage, the students of 9th grade realized this collage starting from a magazine picture of  any whole figure. This figure has been stylized in a simple silhouette and cut out from a coloured cardboard. The collage is completed with the typical Matisse’s shapes. Some cardboards are painted with tempera guache. Example of Matisse’s … [Read more...]

Value exercise

I used simple cardboards, black and coloured, even sheets of coloured papers could be good. First, I drawn the scrolls on the coloured cardboards with a pencil. Second, we colored the scrolls with colored pencils: a darker tone for the shaded area, a lighter color for the highlight areas and a white pencil for the most enlightened, using different pressures to create a gradient. Then you cut the … [Read more...]

Puppets with dancing legs

With a photo of the face, a card and a rubber band you can make these easy and fun puppets, then you can decorate them freely, maybe even pasting buttons, ribbons or pieces of fabrics ... … [Read more...]

Christmas cards

Here in the UK it is very common to exchange greeting cards for Christmas, and since each of my children has at least 25 classmates, we recycled all of the cards we had at home (advertising, brochures, maps ...), and with very poor material we made simple Christmas cards for all ... A very handmade product! pronti per essere consegnati! … [Read more...]