Rock Wall Climber
Idea submitted by Jill McDougall
of Hackham West Primary School, Adelaide.
Jill writes: "Using an A3 sheet, loosely draw 5-6 pencil lines at intervals down the
page and again across the page. (Roughly a net effect.) Darken the lines
with black crayon. Paint the left hand side in a hot colour (eg red)
and the other half in a cool colour (eg blue) without touching the
crayon lines at any point. (Each little section is painted separately.)
This gives the effect of a wall. Then use black cardboard A4 sheets to
trace around both hands (work with a partner). The hands are cut out and
the fingers bent at the knuckles and then glued onto the 'rock wall" in
a 3D effect. That is, just glue down the finger tips and the palm near
the wrist. The effect is visually stunning, especially as a display.
Used successfully with 8-10year olds."