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Sculptures can be fun as well as serious. Students create a delightful Squiggle Sculpture with Crayola Neon Model Magic®! Can you balance the squiggles?
Ask students if they knew that Pablo Picasso used bicycle parts for one of his most famous sculptures. Share a photograph of the famous artwork and have them discuss how Picasso incorporated bicycle parts into his vision for the piece. Can students think of other art pieces that also incorporate recycled materials?
Working in small groups, invite students to use classroom resources and visit teacher-recommended web sites to investigate a variety of art pieces that make use of recycled items. As students research, ask them to consider how the use of recycled items balance and complete the sculptures. Once research is complete, invite children to collect small pieces of recycled items that could be incorporated into a sculpture.
Ask students to re-focus on the horns of Picasso's bull. Discuss how they can re-create the bull's horns using Crayola Model Magic®. In this lesson, students will create Squiggle Sculptures using a similar shape and incorporate self-chosen recycled items. Define a maximum size for sculptures, such as the finished product must fit inside a shoe box. Students consider how recycled items will be infused into their scupltures.
Students select colors of neon Crayola Model Magic that look interesting together. A small amount of white or black Model Magic can be added as a cool accent! Students roll out long skinny strands (a little thinner than your pinky) of each color. Roll the strands into long curls and swirls by propping the sculpture on or inside a base such as a paper cup or bowl. Balance with recycled items as necessary. Air-dry sculptures overnight.
One way to make the base of sculptures, students choose a new Model Magic color. Roll a thick slab of it on wax paper. Press a plastic cup into it to cut out a circle. Very carefully, push the ends of the dried squiggles into the base so they stand straight up. It’s OK if the squiggles tangle up. If some pieces break, just lace pieces into another spot. Attach loose pieces with a dot of Crayola School Glue, if needed.
Air-dry the sculpture before moving it to the in-school art gallery! Display it with a detailed written description of the sculpture. Use as many of the art elements and principles of visual organization as possible in your description.
Explore how Lane Smith’s illustrations contribute to the mood created by the words of Jon Scieszka in their book, The Ma
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