Try my new art project!
Fog is cool! It was foggy here the other morning. Fog creates layers that recede and disappear in the distance. I thought it would be a fun art project for kids to try and simulate this effect with layers of tracing paper. The way objects disappear in the distance also seems like a sequence so I decided to use a popular folktale as my subject and layer events with layers of trace or denser fog.
- Pick a story and create a thumbnail sketch of your composition. Have the things that come later in the story be smaller and recede in the background.
- Draw the elements of the story on construction paper and cut them out. Then turned the shapes over to use them so you can’t see the pencil lines.
- Use a glue stick to attach the furthest object on the first piece of tracing paper, add a little glue to the four corners, and add a second piece of trace.
- Repeat step three until you have attached all your construction paper shapes. In my composition I have four layers (the grandmother’s cottage, the wolf, the forest, then Little Red and her basket).
When you are finished hang it in a window to enhance the effect!
This would be a fun activity to pair up with some folk tales. My favorites are the ones retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone. Here is an affiliate link to a selection of his books on Amazon (thanks for supporting Doodles and Jots).