A Day at the Beach, paper cutting lesson from Home School Arts page 1
A Day at the Beach


     Yahoo it's spring and our hearts go to the BEACH! Here is a construction cut paper project that may be a lot of fun. The supplies we will need for this lesson are:

  • Scissors
  • Ruler and Protractor
  • Compass
  • Construction Paper
    • Brown
    • Tan
    • Sand or Beige
    • Pink
    • Light Blue
    • Dark Blue
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • Orange
    • White
    • Green
  • Glue
  • Crayons, Markers or Color Pencils
  • Lots of imagination
     At my beach there are palm trees, coconuts, sand, sun, surf, a shy little boy and a little girl digging in the sand. What do you see at your beach?

A Day at the Beach, a project from Home School Arts, step 1 The first step is to get a large light blue piece of construction paper or cardboard. This will make the background and give you a gluing surface.
Now we need to make the surf. Using two different colors of blue construction paper make opposite layers to form the sea. With each layer added make the height just a little smaller. Add the fist darker blue sea layer. This should be just about 1/3rd of the height of the paper. A Day at the Beach, a project from Home School Arts, step 2
A Day at the Beach, a project from Home School Arts, step 3 Now add a layer of the lighter blue. You can do this a couple of ways. One way would be to use the scissors and cut them or another way would be just to tear the paper to create some interesting edges. Try both to see which way you like better.
Add another layer of the darker blue. This will finish the sea layers now we need to begin on the beach layers. A Day at the Beach, a project from Home School Arts, step 4
A Day at the Beach, a project from Home School Arts, step 5 First add a layer of dark pink or salmon depending on the colors of construction paper that you have. (A little advice: if you do not have colored construction paper make your own with watercolors or crayons)
Then repeat the step with yellow construction paper to create the dunes in the middle. A Day at the Beach, a project from Home School Arts, step 6
A Day at the Beach, a project from Home School Arts, step 7 Now we are going to make one more layer out of a very light tan or beige color paper but we will not glue it on at this time. We will save it for after we build our palm trees.


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