Curling—On Ice!

Curling—On Ice! craft

Looking for a game to play on ice? Curling is a popular sport, especially in Scotland and Canada. Keep your toes warm with this triarama!

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    Hair styles might have been your first thought when you heard that curling was a winter sport but you would be gliding off in another direction. Curling is a sport created in Scotland, a sort of bowling on ice. Two teams slide large stones that look like teakettles across an ice rink, trying to get their stone the closest to the target. Players sweep brooms over the ice in front of the moving stone to help direct it and ease its travel across the ice.

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    Besides Scotland, curling is very popular in Canada. Look at film clips of the sport in action or visit online a curling association to learn more about how the game is played.

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    Show what you know about this exciting game with a triarama, or create a diorama in a recycled box. To make a triarama, cut a recycled file folder into a square with Crayola® Scissors. Fold the square into a triangle and cut along one of the folds from the edge into the center of the square. At the cut, slide one of the pieces under the other to create a three-sided, stand-up corner.

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    Lay the file folder flat. Draw the background for your curling match with Crayola Colored Pencils. Illustrate it with symbols of your team's country (such as the maple leaf on the Canadian flag).

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    Draw the curling target on the rink floor with Crayola Crayons. Sketch the four players on your curling team. Stand your triarama up. Glue the extra triangle under the rink floor with Crayola School Glue.

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    Roll Crayola Model Magic into the flattened ball shape of the polished curling stone (full size weighs 44 lbs or 20 kg). Dry.

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    Fashion a metal handle from aluminum foil. This metal handle is twisted upon the release of the stone so the stone curls or curves in the direction of the turn. Glue the handle to the top of the stone.

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    To make a broom, roll yellow Crayola Model Magic into a cylinder. To get the straw texture, roll it on the corn bloom of a real broom or use a fingernail. Skewer the Model Magic form on a narrow craft stick for a handle. Secure with glue.

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    Assemble your curling scene and glue pieces in place. Imagine the sound of the stones and brooms swooshing across the ice!