Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Undiscovered Creatures - (4th)

The students pretended to be paleontologists and found bones (they made). These bones were carefully place into a preprinted "Bone Box" (they assemble). 

The bones came from an undiscovered creature which students named and formed a clay model. Later they created the creature's habitat from a folded square of paper, called a tri-a-rama.

The clay used was Crayola Model Magic. Above is the undiscovered creature in its habitat.

 After the clay creatures have been painted, we added skin textures with black permanent marker. Then we glossed the clay art with Sax Tempera Gloss Varnish. The textures were to be symmetrical.

Black marker textures made a big difference in appearance.

Sample habitats

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