Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chihuly Sculpture 4th Grade Carter Lawrence Elementary

In this lesson the 4th graders each made  an element of the sculpture. They made these by covering plastic water bottles with aluminum foil and extending the bottles shape. They then covered their sculptural elements with colored tissue paper and glue. We built a frame work out of 2x4s and covered the vertical beam with a carpet tube. The students then decorated the tube with paint and we placed the sculptural elements on the "tree" using dowel rods.  The students enjoyed this project and really enjoyed showing it off to the rest of the school.

1 comment:

  1. Love this! I'm trying to come up with a lot of projects using recycled plastic bottles for my adults with disabilities classes. This one looks very promising! Thanks for posting.