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History and culture head for the fashion runway as students study fabric and clothing from other times and places.
Teachers can prepare the paper by placing it under water and crumpling it twice. Flatten and dry it. Use a hair dryer to speed the drying process if necessary. Iron dry paper on low heat (adults only).
Students brush Crayola® Watercolors all over the prepared paper, spreading wet, juicy color onto paper that has been dampened with water. Dry, then have an adult iron the paper again.
Fold, gather, manipulate or cut the paper into basic costume shapes. As needed, younger children can develop costume shapes laying large paper dolls on the back of the treated paper, then cut or manipulate paper to fit.
Costume pieces such as flaps and capes might be cut out and glued to basic shapes on one side only so they can open to reveal design details beneath.
Embellish basic costume shapes, then arrange and glue them to a mat or foam board background or over a simple form made from a padded paper towel tube or mailing tube glued to a base. Outer shape layers might be glued on later.
Suggestions for embellishment: Use Crayola Colored Pencils to add design elements. Paint on a thin layer of Premier Tempera in metallic colors for shimmering effects. Add white tempera dots with a pencil tip. Paint other (crumpled or non-crumpled) papers with Crayola Washable Kid's Paints. Dry these, cut shapes from them and glue them to the basic costume shapes.
Native people living on the Great Plains depended on buffalo for survival. Discover many uses for their hides—and other
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Weave a basket? Sure! Explore how the Caribs of Dominica use natural materials to create beautiful handcrafted baskets.
Travel ancient trade routes! What products were exchanged? Where were the major ports? How did traders cross land? Show
Students investigate how sheep fleece is turned into wool yarn by hand, then show what they know in a 3-D shadowbox.
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Research the great wave of immigration to the United States in the 1800s then create a model of an immigrant marketplace
Travel through time and test your knowledge of history while having fun outdoors! Use Crayola 3-D Sidewalk Chalk to draw
Capture a character from your original story of life in a castle.