What would a kid do with gummed Art Tape?
- Greetings Art Educators,
This is in reply to the member asking for ideas for Art Tape (that
colored wet and stick tape). I thought it would be fun to find out
what KIDS discover to do with the tape -- So...... I asked the TAB
Choice list. I can see the kiddies using it for all sorts of paper
sculpture projects. Below is one reply I got from a teacher who adds
it to her sculpture/assemblage centers.
My students use the colored gum tape when they make their sculptures
and their box puppets. It's a quick and easy way to "transform" a
macaroni box into a house, a clown, etc. I do not allow them to lick
it though ~ they get a bowl of water and a sponge. I've found that if
they don't really press down on the tape to get it to stick... when it
dries it has the tendency to curl and peel off.
I think if you check the TAB Choice blogs, you may find ways that kids
use this fun material. See the blogs listed on this page:
If you like what you see.... Stop by the TAB Choice Yahoo list. Posts
can be read on line.... Like what you read? Do join in.
I used it for paper mask making projects - and "gasp" I used it for
paper totem poles (I would rethink that lesson now). I used it for a
number of other paper/collage lessons. I would cut off pieces of the
tape and put it in supply boxes at the tables (those cardboard
American cheese boxes from the cafeteria worked great).