Thursday, January 27, 2011

De Paris Avec Amour

I have been so excited to do and to show off this project! It was inspired by Gail's Postcard's from Paris post (nice alliteration!) Ok.. I blatantly copied, actually! But the spin I put on it was our Parisian Bonhomme de Carnaval, and gigantic Tour d'Eiffel! We are celebrating Caraval at our school (we do this every 2 years) and my challenge to my colleagues was to dress up Bonhomme de Carnaval some how and display him outside their classrooms. (A few Art teachers blogged about doing this with snowmen in December at their schools, and I loved the idea!)

So as you can see, our Bonhomme is a real Parisian man! The kids used these ladder-shaped blocks to print the iron for the Tour d'Eiffel.
I first took pictures of all of the students in a striped shirt (for the garçons) and a frilly blouse (for the filles).
Then we basically followed Gail's instructions, using the cardboard, tissue and bubble wrap with black and white paint. In retrospect, I should have talked more about the shape of the tower.. as some were more triangular than others. Oh well! The kids LOVED this project and are very proud of the Parisian display!

Here is my friend and across the hall neighbour's interpretation of Bonhomme (de policier!)


  1. Hey Megan,
    These are awesome, would you let me post one of your pictures in the art gallery on my sidebar with a link back here?
    Thanks so much for your support and I'm enjoying your work...great idea for just taking the photo with the kids wearing the stripes or fancy shirt...I'll have to be on the lookout for next year!
    Take care