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Catch hot news stories with top-of-the-line recycled reporting equipment! Get ready for hands-on newsgathering.
What could be more exciting than reporting news to the rest of the world? Think about how, when, and where news teams work. They use cameras; computers; audio, video, and digital recording devices; and monitors. Even a cell phone can make a difference!
You may not have access to all of this equipment but your imagination can help you to design and build some to help you get your story. This a great project to work on in teams!
Ask an adult to use Crayola® Scissors to help you cut a recycled box into a laptop computer. Draw the parts of the laptop (keys, touch pad) with Crayola Fine Line Markers.
Cover your art area with newspaper. With Crayola Paint Brushes and Washable Paint, cover the box in a computer color. Why not try a hue out of the (black or silver) box? Air-dry your laptop.
Paint the inside and outside of another recycled box for the video feed monitor. Air-dry the monitor.
Cut pieces of clear vinyl sheets for the glass monitor and control panels. Use Crayola Gel Markers to add details on the plastic. Attach the pieces to the box with Crayola School Glue. Air-dry the monitor.
On brightly colored paper, draw your station’s name and/or call number with markers. Trace and cut out the shape on a recycled file folder. Glue the paper to the file folder. Attach it to a recycled plastic snack container to create a padded microphone. Air-dry your mike.
Use your News Crew Tools to collect and write stories. Present the news "live" to classmates or younger children. What kind of set could you build for your newsroom?
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
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Paper-bag puppets hold original poetry about pirates, pets, or any preferred topic. Young writers put the puppet's arms
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
Use ordinary wooden clothespins to create original versions of Guatemalan worry dolls. These minipeople hold important p
Create a Model Magic® finger puppet of a president you research then use puppets to interview other presidential finger
Explore ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics! Invent your own secret code and make an authentic-looking cartouche.
What do you know about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the countr
Use recycled paper bags to simulate leather or bark to create a Native American parfleche for use as an art portfolio.
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.
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