Saturday, March 12, 2016

Turn 2D into 3D

I introduce children to the concept of making objects that are three dimensional by showing them how to turn strips of paper into sculpture. I show them how to fold the paper back and forth and to cut spiral shapes from squares. We use glue sticks to attach the paper to a base of corrugated cardboard. It is easier to attach the pieces and not have them pop off the base if they fold the ends before gluing. The paper can be twisted and looped through other strips. At first they tend to glue the strips flat onto the base, but they quickly grasp the concept of adding height. As they work, I encourage them to look at what they are making from different angles.

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