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Students accurately reproduce a Purple Heart medal and provide facts about its history and meaning.
The Purple Heart was the first military medal and originally established by George Washington in 1782. It is awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States.
Print from the computer or copy from a book a silhouette of George Washington.
Cut a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil large enough to cover the silhouette of George Washington with Crayola® Scissors.
Color the foil with a gold metallic Crayola Twistables® Slick Stix™ Crayon.
Place the colored foil on recycled newspaper. Place the silhouette of George Washington on top of the foil. Gently outline the silhouette with a Crayola Colored Pencil. Remove the silhouette when you are finished. Cut out the embossed foil silhouette with scissors.
Place the foil silhouette of George Washington onto a piece of construction paper. Draw a large heart around the foil and cut it out with scissors.
Use Twistables® Slick Stix™ Crayons to color the outer edge of the heart gold and the center purple. Glue the foil silhouette in the center of the colored heart with Crayola School Glue.
Draw and cut out the shield decoration that attaches the ribbon to the medal. Color the shield with Twistables® Slick Stix™ Crayons and cut out with scissors.
Use a ruler to measure a piece of construction paper into a 4 in. x 9 in. (10.2cm x 22.9cm) rectangle with a Colored Pencil and cut out the rectangle with scissors.
Measure and draw a line a half inch (1.3 cm) from the long edge of the rectangle on both sides with a colored pencil. Color the middle of the rectangle with a purple Twistables® Slick Stix™ Crayon. Leave the two half-inch strips on each side plain white. Fold in the two corners of the rectangle to create a point on the bottom end of the rectangle. Glue the folded pieces in place with School Glue.
Assemble the medal by gluing the shield to the pointed end of the ribbon and then the heart to the shield.
Cut a piece of magnet tape about 2 inches (5.1 cm) long and stick it to the top back of the ribbon.
Stain Advisement: Slick Stix contain pigments that may stain clothing, fabrics and other household surfaces. Wear a smock to protect clothing and cover your work surface with newspaper.
Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
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