|This piece was made for me by my 4th grade son.|
He enjoyed this project and liked writing the poem about me
(to read it, scroll down).
I linked this project to nature, of course, and Alexander Calder, since the wire portion reminded me of his stabiles and standing mobiles. Check out this one at his website, www.calder.org:
Here are the directions for the version we did…Enjoy!
- A rock the size of a softball, or so…
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brushes, water buckets, paper plate palettes, newspaper
- Medium gauge copper wire (I think ours was 24 gauge, but check to see what works for you)
- Wire cutters
- Poem/Thank You Note Worksheets
- Plain white index cards (we used 4"x 6" ones)
- Fine point Sharpies
- Pretty colored paper or card stock (optional)
- Glue Sticks
- Craft foam scraps
- Hole punch
|My other son, who is in first grade, was finding it hard to write that day,|
so he painted the rock and created the wire heart sculpture instead.