zaterdag 26 maart 2011

The princess and the pea

You need:
  1. coloured construction paper
  2. fabrics
  3. a pea
  4. glue
  5. scissors
  6. scraps of construction paper, including gold and silver
  7. markers and/or colour pencils
Read the fairy tale 'The princess and the pea' of Hans Christian Andersen. Discuus after this what a princess bed would look like. The students make the bed of the princess in this story. The bed has to be made of stripes of paper. At the bottom of the bed is a real pea, of course. Cut strips of fabrics for the matrasses (use special scissors for fabrics) and make a princess on top of this whole pile. Maybe the bed has even curtains or a little golden crown?

Made by students of grade 1

3 opmerkingen:

  1. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I have joked for years about being the princess in this story, as I can't stand tags on clothing, or a single hair stuck in a collar, etc, so this is perfect for me to teach. I'm thinking this would be fun to do with fabric scraps insteaad of paper for all the layers. I'm DEFINITELY going to do this project!! Thanks for the idea.

  2. Whoops I just re-read your description and you DID use fabrics.

  3. Beautiful artwork.
    The students did an amazing job interpreting the story.