Paper Art: Initial Wall Hanging


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INITIAL WALL HANGING

Decorate your space with an initial wall hanging by using paper art techniques to create a unique statement piece.

THE INSPIRATION

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ARCHITECTURal DESIGN

Architectural design works within a space and use elements to create a coherent and functional structure. These designs can be as expressive as any painting! Simple and minimal, or colourful and busy - they can each help to tell you a bit about the people who use the space.

Take a look around you. Do you see yourself reflected? Perhaps you chose to paint your walls your favourite colour or maybe a colour you find soothing to help you sleep.

In this lesson, you're going to create a wall hanging using an initial from your own name to create a piece of room decor that expresses you!

What does your space say about you?


WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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  • One piece of thick paper or cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Yarn
  • Foam paper
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue gun (only use with adult supervision)

WHAT to do

1. Draw your initial on a piece of cardboard or heavy set paper. Make sure it is large enough to try out a number of paper techniques.

2. Cut out your letter.

3. Take a look at the 3D Paper Sculpture Technique guide for some ideas. You can even come up with your own techniques.

4. Try out a number of the techniques using foam paper or construction paper.

5. Glue on your sculptural pieces in any pattern you’d like.


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6. If you have yarn on hand you can wrap sections to add some variation to your piece.

7. Let dry.

8. Now find somewhere to display your work.


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MORE ACTIVITIES

START A JOURNAL

  • Take some time each day to write about how you’re feeling.

  • Include paper art in your journal entries. You can also include drawings, photos, poems or anything that you are most interested in doing that day to express yourself.


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CREATE A PLAQUE

Create a unique plaque to go with your Initial that tells a little bit about yourself!

Consider questions such as:
  • What activities do you enjoy?
  • What are you most grateful for right now?
  • What would you like to do when you are older?


We'd love to see your unique initial wall hanging! Leave us a comment below or share them with us on social media with the hashtag #ARASathome.

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