1. Students made popsicle boards by gluing 11 sticks across two back sticks, and letting them dry while the curls were made.
2. White bread ties can be bought at Smart and Final stores for about $5. Students wrapped their ties around pencils to get a roll started, and then removed and finished them with their fingers. They needed to make one large roll for the center, and then three for each of the six arms (19 total).
3. White glue was used to glue the curls down on the popsicle boards. Magnet strips may be added to the back to make a very crafty and creative refrigerator magnet.
By Kathy Barbro, art teacher ... Art Projects for Kids
If you are looking for additional art projects for kids, be sure to check out Kathy's website which is overflowing with wonderful art projects for children.
Kathy Barbro earned her B.F.A. at Minneapolis College of Arts & Design, enjoying a 20-year career in graphic design. When her son entered kindergarten, her career path took a turn. The local elementary school had no art program and that was all the inspiration she needed. Kathy served as a volunteer art docent for several years, later becoming the school's Professional Expert in Visual Arts. She teaches twenty K-5 classes weekly and conducts an after-school Art Enrichment program. Kathy pooled her talents to share her curriculum via the blogosphere. With 500 classroom-tested art projects posted, her Art Projects For Kids www.artprojectsforkids.org is a favored source of art lesson plans among teachers, home schoolers and parents.