September 17, 2011


My class was at library a week ago when I saw a student's book.  The cover was similar to an art project I have done in the past but different (click here to see!).  I knew I had to bring this to our Three Pigs unit of construction. 

 I love the purple background and multicolored windows.  

What you need:
Purple, black and assorted colored construction paper.  I prepared the paper by cutting the black paper into various sizes of rectangle for the skyscrapers.  I cut the colored paper into assorted sizes of squares and triangles. 
 STEP ONE:  Glue down the black rectangles onto the purple paper.
 Create a skyline.
 Fill the page to create the skyline.
 STEP TWO:  Add windows.  Add a few tops (just a couple - not too many!).
 STEP THREE:  With a crayon, add any desired details.
STEP FOUR:  Add touches of gold paint with a paint pen. 

 A view of our display.


  1. I'm always attracted to projects with houses/buildings for some reason. Anyway, these look great. Love them displayed together.

  2. These are beautiful! I love the gold paint details! I may have to steal this idea! Thanks so much!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  3. Just found your super creative blog!! I am your newest follower:) Love your alphabet stones...I made some story stones a while ago to use in writing and the kids love them:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. Hi, I hope you don't mind. I posted a link to this lesson on my blog for art teachers. I think it would be a nice lesson for an art sub. jan

  5. Jan - I am thrilled you are sharing it! Share on!



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