1st Grade Bees Printmaking Project

This project showed first graders the art process of printmaking. Here are all the details on what they learned:

Concepts: Elements of Art and Principles of Design: environmental and observational

Objective: Students will be able to apply printmaking techniques by creating a collage from 2 printmaking process. Students will also show details in their artwork by adding texture to their bees’ environment to make the setting look life-like.

Day 1: Students added texture to the brown piece of paper, cut the paper to look like a tree branch, and created leaves for their tree branch. Tables were called up one at a time to print their bee hives, which were printed with bubble wrap stapled to cardboard. Then everything went on the drying racks!

Day 2: Draw bees on the styrofoam, and taking turns, print 3-4 bumble bees. This left a little bit of time in class, so I reviewed other printmaking techniques with the class.

Day 3: Put it all together! 🙂 Add the small details like the wings, put small pieces of cardboard rectangles under the bees so they’re sitting on top of the bee-hive, and use a dotted line to show the direction the bees flew in!

Love this project. 🙂 Anyone know a good bee book I could read next year with the lesson? 🙂

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One thought on “1st Grade Bees Printmaking Project

  1. Susie Prin says:

    These are terrific. I have enjoyed them as I walk down the arts hallway! These bees are just too cute to run from! Thank you Mrs. McCormick!

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