I have just started this with my middle school students. I thought the idea was nice but I didn’t think it would be this popular. They have spent 3 weeks creating cards. These cards aren’t rush jobs either.
The lesson I used was I showed two youtube videos and showed one website.
first shown is an artist that uses a trading card as a starting point for her art pieces. she is not speaking English in the beginning but it is a gag she is doing it will turn to English in the first few seconds. The middle school kids loved it!
The second is This is My City Calgary a service project video that shows a group that lets the homeless create the miniature art works.
The last thing I show is the website www.atcsforall.com
*preview the art pieces before showing the class I haven’t found any inappropriate ones.
I bought precut cards from oriental trading company and through sax art I bought different assortments of cards and paper. But honestly you don’t need the assortment if you already have a junk box of assorted art materials with paper scraps, beads, sparkles etc.