Monday, February 28, 2011
Paper Strip Sculpture
We discussed again what sculpture was, and we sang our sculpture song. (I'll try to remember to do a post on the song soon.)
I showed them how the paper strips had trouble standing up on just the tiny edge of the paper. Then I showed them how we could fold "feet" on the ends and that would support the strips.
They worked on their own and discovered that they could make circles, arches, and bumpy lines. Many called their pieces "playgrounds" or "parks." Some just played with the shapes and did not name them. It will be interesting to see how the build on what they learn when they are in kindergarten. I am also interested to see if they will use their imaginations to create new worlds as they age, instead of just making paper shapes.