S2 ‘How to Paint a Unicorn’ – Explore vocabulary and design and create a collage of a unicorn.
Task 1Re-read the poem, ‘How to Paint a Unicorn’.
This poem is a recipe poem. It tries to list what you will need to be able to paint a portrait of a unicorn.
If you have white paint and the other things mentioned in the poem, you could paint a unicorn to match the text.
What things, other than milk, are always white, like the unicorn in the poem?
Make a list of things that are white.
Milk, frost, snow, ice, polar bears, swans...
How could you explain what these words mean to someone younger?
Design and create a collage of a unicorn using a range of techniques to create different effects.
First, get the things you will need:
- a sheet of white paper,
- a sheet of darker paper (for the background)
- something shiny like tin foil for the unicorn’s tail and eyes.
Now follow these instructions:
- Tear shapes for the body, 4 legs and head. Fit them together, overlapping pieces to shape and build up depth…
- Pleat foil for the flowing tail
- Twist paper for the spiraling horn
- Fringe paper for the mane
- Scrunch paper for the hooves…