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Saturday, August 27, 2022

One Eyed Alien Art Project

This is a Grade 5 project I developed quite a few years ago. I was perusing my local Dollarama and found really big googly eyes (about 1" - 2" in diameter). I immediately thought of a cool one-eyed alien project. This lesson really challenges students' creative skills.

This project was published on School Arts Magazine a few years ago. 
See a digital version of it  HERE.

On regular photocopy paper, students had to design an alien. I try to encourage them to think outside of a typical 'humanoid' form but the majority of students naturally gravitate towards that familiar design.
I give them all a googly eye (#1 question I get from students: "Can I have more than one?") and they can trace around this eye so they know where it will go in the end.
Once drawn, colour with markers and cut out carefully.

This gets glued onto black paper.

Stars are painted onto the background. Glue on the googly eye.

Some Grade 5 results:


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