First, pick two sheets of construction paper that are different colors.
Then, put glue on one of the pieces of construction paper.
Glue the two pieces of construction paper together like this. With younger kids you may want to glue for them.
Now cut into you your paper with all different lines: curvy, straight, wavy, zig-zag..... Do not cut any pieces off. You could use those fancy scissors that cut different designs too.
Next gather your glue (tape), and paper clips.
Start twisting your papers every which way and use glue to stick and paper clips to hold the bend in shape. For younger children that may have difficulty using paper clips (like my 5 year old), you may want them to just use tape to hold their sculptures together. Kids love tape.
Here is one of our sculptures drying with paper clips so it won't come apart.
Here are our finished Twisted Paper Sculptures. You can see how cool the variety of color adds to the look of the sculptures.
If you like this idea....you'll Love our Construction Paper Strip Sculptures too. Find out how to make them here.
What have you been making with construction paper?
Melissa Jordan blogs over at The Chocolate Muffin Tree. She is a former Elementary Art Teacher who loves inspiring other s with ideas on her blog. Many of these activities she does with her 5 year old daughter.