Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pennsylvania Pinch Bugs

This is second grade's first sculpture project this year. We are working our way up to a dinosaur clay sculpture, but this is a fun introduction. The product we're using is called Super-Dough. Everyone is making a sculpture of an insect. We start with a glob of clay, then shape it into a cylinder. Next we pinch the clay until the shape resembles a bowling pin. We add creative details with pipe cleaners. Of course, insects have six legs and antennae.
Some of the details are a little less realistic, but very creative!
When finished, everyone wrote a little story about their bug.

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