I’ve found that turning a juice box inside out creates a great pallet for 3D art, especially when building features are applied. Using crayon on a corrugated cardboard surface also makes a brick-like pattern.
1. Each student got an empty box and were shown how to pop open the ends and ease open the slit on the long side so the box could lie flat. They also bent all the folds in opposite directions to uncurl the box.
2. With the glue flap tucked inside, the long side was taped with invisible tape. The ends were folded in and taped also. Working as partners helped so one student could hold while the other taped.
3. I handed out copies of my “Winter Town” sheet for window and door drawing inspiration. Students sketched theirs out in pencil and traced with a fat, chisel tip black marker.
4. The entire building was colored in crayon, and right over the tape which helped to conceal it.