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art ideas for space topic with year 5/6

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by artcrisis, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. artcrisis

    artcrisis New commenter

    I did a project where learners had to design and make menus for a Space Cafe, we watched the scene from the first Star Wars film where all the aliens are in the cafe. They had to create a planet or use an existing one, create a space cafe with name and image, make up a fun menu and also currency/money. We got inspiration from old american sci fi magazines as well and from theme cafes (Hard Rock, Frankie and Bebby etc etc ). You can even include food into this and end up with a scenario where the menus stand alongside a plate of space food, as if in the actual cafe.
  2. indecisive1

    indecisive1 New commenter

  3. We looked at Space Art websites (just google space art for great images) and gave children chance to formulate ideas based on computer generated images of imaginary worlds and star systems- chose favourites and talked/wrote about why they liked. Used marbled papers to create fab planets to collage onto black backgrounds spattered or sponged with 'stars'. Also looked at only legitimate artist to have experienced the moon at first hand - Alan Bean of Apollo 12 - great website and inspired chalk and oil pastel images of the surface of the moon/Earthrise etc. This was with years 3 and 4 but would work equally well with 5/6. Good luck!
  4. indecisive1

    indecisive1 New commenter

    thanks for that!
  5. Astronauts from each NASA mission design their own cloth badge - different shapes and sizes. My kids are designing their own badge...
  6. darkness

    darkness New commenter

    Animation. Have them come up with a story, so you are cross curricular with English, and ICT. Emphasises creativity through visual language and English, integrates science.
  7. I would love to make a solar system out of felt balls with that age group-once you get the knack of making the balls out of the roving wool you could really go to town and make them to scale with interesting colours and textures. Each child could make their own or one big one for a class mobile.

    Instructions for felt balls can be found here:


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