Amate Paper is from the Aztec and Mayan culture used to chronicle their history made on handmade paper. This is a very involved and intricate project where students first listen to a story of it's history, then they brainstorm events and places that are special to them in their lives. After spending a few days hand-making their own paper from recycled scraps, they begin to design a layout that brings 3-4 of their special events into one piece of art. Some used roads or pathways to create continuity, but they all used overlapping to create an appearance of depth, space and unity. I love this project and I think so do the kids. Check out the post titled Making Paper!