Thursday, 6 December 2012

The White Paper Invention Test

I think this has to be my stand-out favourite project from 2012! As the students get into Year 6 and 7, some of them can be a little harder to engage.
I had been trying to think of something new that might spark some interest - particularly from the boys! And I had a whole lot of white paper off cuts lying

So this is what I came up with....(with a little inspiration from Masterchef!)

The only materials they could use were:
-1 piece of A4 white card
-As many white paper off cuts as they wanted
-Glue (Glue sticks and Hot Glue)

*no pencils and definitely no erasers!

and with that they had to create a sculptural artwork...

I am still amazed by the variety of fabulous creations that were produced!! - which really came to life when we put up a black backdrop and used a small lamp to light them and photograph them.

Here are a few (more to come soon)

Celia - Year 7

Alex - Year 7

Kohsei - Year 7

Abby - Year 7

Maria - Year 7

Yi-Jing - Year 6-7

Pan - Year 6


  1. Oh my goodness, these are fabulous! They would also become, while lit, wonderful for still life value studies in pencils or charcoal perhaps. Though maybe only older kids would have the patience to tackle the challenge!

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    1. That's a great idea! I might use the photographs until we do the project again, as all of these ones have gone home now.

  2. So simple, and such a fantastic idea!! I love it!!!