We made pop-up Chrsitmas cards using card, scissors and some colourful images of Christmas that we drew ourselves.
First we cut strips into the folded edge of the card.
Then we bent them inwards to creat a pop-up section.
Finally we drew Christmas images such as Santa and his reindeer, the Nativity scene and Chrsitmas trees, cut them out and stuck them onto the pop up sections.
Dont they look very festive:)
We have been learning all about the French artist Henri Matisse! He was a modern artist who loved to paint bright and colourful paintings.
When Matisse got very old he wasn't strong enough to stand up at his easel and paint. Instead he began to create scenes cut out of paper. He called this technique 'drawing with scissors'.
We looked at two of his paintings 'Polynesia: The Sea' and 'Icarus'. We responded to them buy creating our own 'drawings with scissors'. Can you figure out how we made them?
We learned about the old Irish myth called The Children of Lir. The story is set in Ireland long ago. The main characters are King Lir, his four children Fionnuala, Con, Aodh and Fiachra and their evil step mother Aoife. There is also lots of magic in this story, can you re-tell it by looking at our illustrations?
Miss Mc Mahon