Recycled Material Sculptures
I've been collecting paper towel rolls and egg cartons since the beginning of the year with no real project in mind for them, but earlier this month when the box was spilled all over my supply closet for the fourth time in one week I decided it was time to use them up. Second graders practiced balance with some yoga poses (warrior and tree) and we talked about what was easier to balance in and why. After some tactile exploration with the materials we looked at how artists can play with balance in interesting ways.
We took two days to glue everything down, making sure to look at our sculptures from every angle and try to make them interesting from all sides. Then we painted them with metallic colors.