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KS2 Christmas art & design lesson plan – Use balloons to create light-themed festive artwork

Key Stage



Years 3-6


When it comes to Christmas it’s tempting to trot out the traditional art and craft activities – after all, there’s always a display board that’s crying out for a little seasonal spirit.

But for many of us our happiest memories of Christmas have little to do with cotton wool and glitter and a lot to do with colour and light. Here’s an opportunity for your class to shine a little light on their preparations for Christmas.

In this project, experiment with some of the resources often found in the classroom at this time of year – balloons, sticky tape and tissue paper – but combine them in an exciting way.

Pupils will…

  • Experiment with construction techniques
  • Explore the effects of light on translucent materials
  • Create decorative sculptures for the Christmas classroom

KS2 Christmas art & design lesson plan – Use balloons to create light-themed festive artwork
PrimaryArt & Design

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