1st Grade creates similar-but-different sculptures

Having worked very industriously and creatively on their large paper sculptures of living things, the first graders have had some time to again address sculpture and living things, only using a very different medium: paperclay (playdough). They had some previous experience creating animals, birds, fish, and insects in their homeroom class when they constructed their large environment diorama using colored playdough. Now they are able to make slightly larger sculptures using the white paperclay, which they must then paint and also add other materials to (wire, wooden toothpicks, plastic beads) in order to develop the details which help their sculptures seem “realistic”. Students later had the option to create additional paperclay sculptures focused on whatever idea interested them most.

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