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Fun Furniture

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about furniture constructed out of cardboard by observing furniture in their environment and creating a miniature set. Students will practice working with scale and proportion as they create their own furniture out of cardboard.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about functional furniture constructed out of cardboard.

Students will select a toy, such as a doll, action figure, or stuffed animal, and brainstorm furniture ideas to create.

Students will develop artwork based on observations of the furniture in their surroundings.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Show examples of furniture constructed out of cardboard.
  • Explain the different types of furniture.
  • Demonstrate how to use scale to design furniture that will fit the toy used.
  • Demonstrate how to construct forms out of cardboard.

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National Standards


Create

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.4a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Brainstorm individual and collaborative approaches to a creative art or design problem.

4.VA:Cr1.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Various sizes of cardboard pieces
  • Pencil & Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Cardboard cutting tools
  • Adhesive: white glue, hot glue, or tape
  • Drawing materials: crayons, colored pencils, or markers
  • Construction or scrapbook paper
  • Toy (optional)

National Standards


Create

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.4a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Brainstorm individual and collaborative approaches to a creative art or design problem.

4.VA:Cr1.1

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Steps

Discuss & Sketch Furniture

Discuss different types of furniture and their function and aesthetic. Observe surrounding furniture and draw items of interest. Choose a piece of furniture to create out of cardboard. Brainstorm ideas for how the furniture will look. Sketch possible ideas.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Different Types of Furniture

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Reference

How to Manipulate Cardboard

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Assessment

Compare and Contrast Critique

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Reflection

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

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