The kindergarten students have been learning how to construct three-dimensional forms using two-dimensional shapes. They have done it with cardboard shapes — primarily squares, rectangles, and triangles, in addition to some interesting shapes of their own design — and have also become accomplished at utilizing hot-glue guns to assemble these elements.
The students observed and commented on images of commercial construction, of the different tools people use to build things, and of abstract sculptures made by artists. The students impressively became adept at using certain tools and in creating very compelling forms, which — as the children noted — look like all sorts of interesting things. After adding additional materials to their sculptures (cotton balls, wooden toothpicks, macaroni pasta, and metal wire) as each student saw fit, they completed their sculptural creations by painting with various mixed and unmixed colors.