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Stickmen Gr. 4

This fourth grade recycled art lesson started with a rectangle of corrugated cardboard.  Twigs were dipped in glue and inserted into the grooves to form arms and legs.

The mask was made of self hardening clay.  Toothpicks and broken q-tips were used to press in textures.  A broken q-tip was just the right thickness for the neck.  The dried masks were held by the q-tip and dipped into a cup of diluted black acrylic paint.  Metallic acrylic paint was sponged onto the dried mask for color.

The q-tip neck was inserted into a bead, dipped in glue, then inserted into the top of the body.  Fabric scraps were wrapped around the body and secured with raffia.  Students could add beads to the belt, or beaded necklaces.  A few feathers were glue to the back of the head.

This project was first seen on the Alum Creek PTO Gallery.

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Comments on: "Stickmen Gr. 4" (2)

  1. You are seriously one of the most creative art teachers I’ve ever discovered on the blogosphere! The clay head stick people are outrageous! I am so stealing that idea! Please keep up the amazing posts of your kid’s projects-PLEASE!

    • Thank you SO much! One of my 4th graders sold his stick man when it was on display at our local library art show. They are so much fun to do.

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