Website for Word-Clouds

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your … [Read more...]

Print and stencil decorations on cotton fabric

With pupils of 7th grade we decorated cotton fabric bags with colors for fabric. They cut some stencil from  transparent acetate plastic sheets and painted with special brush with short bristles, mixing colors and creating gradients. In the next step they have carved a linoleum stamp and they printed the fabric with the same colors, to create a frame around the main … [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...]

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...]

Big mosaic

In the mosaic workshop attended by students of year 7 we made a large mosaic working in groups, each student was responsible for a color, along the lines of a project. The castle is the one of Mezzolombardo (Trento, Italy) that can be seen from the windows of the school. the mosaic … [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...]

Pop-up greeting cards

Just a little 'of colored cardboard, scissors, glue and some felt-tip pens to send a special message to someone special! … [Read more...]

Mountain landscapes with colored pencils

The last work of the year 7 is a mountain landscape, copied from a photograph. The challenge of drawing from life is all focused on observation and careful reproduction of reality in its forms and its colors ... and we have found that the simple colored pencils can be turned into a tool that gives very good results! alice  nicol david … [Read more...]

Special bookmarks to welcoming the new pupils at school

To welcome the kids in fifth grade, which will begin to attend school next yearwe prepared bookmarks printed and plasticized, using images from the drawings made ​​by pupils of the 6th grade. A small gift to wish good luck to those who will join us soon! … [Read more...]

Copying natural textures

With the Grade 7 (11 year-old) we made small copies from life of the natural textures with colored pencils. In the second phase we have made some line drawings of other textures trying to follow the trend of the lines that form the surfaces. The small drawings were mounted on black card squared as a special "window" opened on the world of nature. andrea riccardo … [Read more...]