Skip to main content


* Underwear features in the work of artists as diverse as Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Mel Ramos and Allan Jones, but it would be a brave teacher who would introduce it as an art project for adolescents. However, it is an appropriate one for the cheerful innocence of the average five-year-old, devoid of self-consciousness.

* Read pupils The Queen's Knickers' by Nicholas Allan (Red Fox), as an introduction. This story of the queen who receives a chest full of different knickers for every occasion is ideal for infants and can introduce a class project in which every pupil makes a jolly pair of paper and tissue-decorated knickers. The possibilities are endless but consider knickers for all seasons, flame-decorated ones for November 5th, a pair for autumn covered in leaves, winter ones with icicles or a fetching number for spring with rainbows. Further possibilities include knickers to wear at a match of your favourite football team, knickers "with attitude" that repel enemies and knickers for walking the dog decorated with jolly pictures of the family pet.

Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you