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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Summer Fun # 65: Torn Paper Landscapes

We are totally entranced by the mountains that are so new to us. We made landscape pictures of them with torn construction paper. So easy even the youngest artist can do it and yet so beautiful everyone wants to make one.
First I had them study the mountains so that they could see the different layers of color they make. You could also make a colorful mountainscape with yellows, purples and pinks to give the impression of all the ways mountains play with the light.
Either way, choose a color to be the background color and put that down in front of you. Choose another color to be the mountain peaks farthest from you, and tear a strip the shape of mountain peaks. Leaving some paper at the top for the sky, glue down this first piece.
Choose your next color and, in the same manner, work your way down the page, overlapping the torn pieces as you go. Sometimes the tears won't come out the way you want. That is okay, just try again.
Keep working with it, making spiky peaks, rolling mountains or valleys, until you like the results.


  1. We did something like this when we studied Florida a year or so ago, and it was a lot of fun.

  2. Love the Paper Landscapes!


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