5th Grade Empty Bowls

Fifth graders have been talking about how they can use their artwork to help others.  Each fifth grade class has used a different paper-mache method to make a bowl.  All bowls will be donated to Dearborn’s Annual Empty Bowls Night (November 23) to raise money for Gleaner’s Food Bank.

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One class used Kandinsky’s abstract artwork and his representation of music for their inspiration.

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They used strips of piano sheet music with paste to create a paper mache bowl.


When the bowls were dry, students created an abstract design on the outside of the bowl with paint.

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Another class used tissue paper to decorate the outside of their bowls after the paper-mache process. They used analogous colored tissue paper squares.

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The third fifth grade class created yarn-bowls with yarn and paste.

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