Mexican Unit: Fruit Crate Art Project
Continuing with our Mexico-themed art lessons, second graders created “Market Day” fruit crates. The project took three 45-minute sessions. First session: the students created their own painted paper. Second session: students free-cut (organic shapes) fruit and vegetables. Third session: they created a wooden crate from brown paper, added a colorful border and glued all the pieces together.
For a final flourish, the children glued vintage fruit crate labels to their crates. I found them at Now and Then Designs on Flickr.
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Second Grade fruit and vegetable crates!