We made sculptures using construction paper and glue. These sculptures are super FUN and I guarantee that all kids will LOVE this!!! As an art teacher, I would do this project with all levels. It can turn out very abstract and then some kids will have a vision of what they want to create too! Here is C's masterpiece! She said her sculpture was a Roller Coaster Playground!
All you need for this project is some construction paper cut into strips, glue, and a full sheet of paper to build on.
Before starting it is a good idea to show some ways you can fold paper to create different shapes and lines. Also, make sure to talk a little about building and the idea of building supports and not to make it too top heavy. I showed Cassie how to create an accordion (fan) fold, spirals, circles, squares, and to make sure to bend tabs on the ends of the papers. Kids will come up with their own ideas too!
C loved this! She is definitely a builder! Some kids may need a little more help, and others will work very independently with this project. I talked to C about putting dots of glue and holding for 10 seconds (counting to 10 to herself). I showed her if you hold it for less the papers may not hold together.
Here it is really taking shape. C chose to build a lower structure, but this project can get pretty tall if a child chooses to build more vertically.
Here is C's finished sculpture again! I love the torn pieces added to the base of the sculpture. Very proud!
Here is just the beginning of my sculpture!
Happy Paper Sculpting!!!