Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Chinese New Year display

So being Chinese New Year this half term our theme of 'Oriental' which is actually a pretty great theme!

Today we started to look at China as a culture and in particular Chinese cherry blossom, we are going to looking at the Chinese new year story 'the great race' so I started our display today. We made a 3D cherry blossom tree by stringing together tissue paper 'blossom' like you would do with popcorn, it made a pretty great effect. For students who have the fine motor skills to be able to do it this is a great activity, very simple, very repetitive but very enjoyable.

For those who were not physically able to do this we made some lovely blossom pictures which will be mounted and displayed later on in the half term. We stenciled the branch on and then simple applied the blossom with scrunched up tissue paper, the effect was really great!

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