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Make a decorative replica that’s beautiful enough to display in the Palace of Versailles, where the Sun King lived and reigned.
The King of France, Louis XIV, who enlarged the Chateau (Palace) of Versailles was known as the Sun King. He became king when he was only 5 years old! Have students find out why he was called the Sun King, where Versailles is located, and other information about this famous king.
Create the sun’s face. With the palms of your hands, roll Crayola® Air-Dry Clay into a Ping-Pong ball size. Flatten it on a clean, washable surface to form the sun’s face.
Using fingers and small bits of clay, add the eyes, nose, and mouth. Use a toothpick to help shape the features. To attach the pieces, students make small X’s (cross-hatches) on the face where they want to place the pieces and also on the piece itself. Wet with a damp finger and attach.
Make the rays. Roll out a baseball-size amount of clay with a rolling pin. With a craft stick, cut out leaf-shaped rays. With a toothpick, draw lines on each leaf to form ribs and veins. Attach rays to the sun. Add more decorations if desired. Air-dry the clay at least 3 days.
Cover the art surface with recycled newspaper. Decorate the sunburst with gold Crayola Premier Tempera and paintbrushes. Air-dry the paint overnight.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Focus on historic achievements and positive role models with this collaborative monument making project.
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Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
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Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
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Picasso’s art career spanned many decades and included a variety of styles and influences. Create a portrait collage ins