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As you get caught up deep inside an exciting book, sometimes the star of the story could really use some help. Design an element to get a hero through a tough patch.
The first step to creating something to help a character within a book is to understand the style of the book. Is it a realistic story or an imaginary one? Does it take place in the past or the future? Assistance needs to be designed in an appropriate form, no flying machines for Nancy Drew.
There are unlimited ideas available. Here is one example for a character found in a futuristic story.
Often the characters of a story feel scared and alone. Reach out and give them encouragement, to let them know that they are not alone. Yet they are in the middle of the action. What if they had a special attachment that they could activate and be comforted, be reassured that they will persevere. What if the smells of home or a special safe place were contained in small air pockets that could be popped and released?
For a wrist gauntlet, shape a large piece of craft foam around your wrist and note where on the shape the decorations need to be drawn. Lay the foam flat and create the artwork with Crayola® Twistables® Slick Stix™. When you are happy with your design, glue the foam into the gauntlet shape with Crayola® No-Run School Glue. Clip in place with clothespins while it dries.
Color the smooth side of bubble wrap using Slick Stix™. The colors and the design speak of the magic quality of the bubble wrap. Attach the colored bubble wrap to the foam armature.
Stain Advisement: Slick Stix contain pigments that may stain clothing, fabrics and other household surfaces. Wear a smock to protect clothing and cover the work surface with recycled newspaper.
Read and respond to literature and create original stories and illustrations, focusing on details of people, places, and
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