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Students get all touchy-feely while exploring textures and creating a unique texture tile capturing a variety of unusual surfaces.
Invite students to discover a variety of appealing textures, such as a dog or cat's tongue, powder puff, bunny fur, bricks, or tree bark. Compile a list of descriptive words for each of these textures. Write this list on a classroom white board using Crayola Dry Erase Markers.
Once the children have exhausted their list of descriptive terms, have them cover work spaces with recycled newspaper. Provide each student with Crayola® Model Magic. Instruct students to roll or press the Model Magic into a smooth 3/4-inch (2 cm) slab. Measure with a ruler and then cut a 3-inch (8 cm) square tile with a craft stick or other modeling tool.
Texture can be added to tile using these or other creative modeling techniques:Press textured surfaces (such as bark, screen, wood, or lace) against the tile surface for a "fossil" effect.Use modeling tools (plastic dinnerware, craft sticks, household utensils) to make indentations or patterns on the surface. Add texture with fingertips or found objects such as leaves. Build up the tile surface with additional Model Magic.
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