During our Amazing Artists Camp, my co-teacher introduced the artist Alexander Calder.
Creating 3D sculptures is a great way to re-use materials. You can use just about anything, but for this project she chose cardboard tubes, cones, pieces of cardboard in various sizes, tape, glue and paint.
Working in three-dimension introduces dimension, form, balance and movement. The preschoolers had to put a lot of thought into how their pieces would fit together and yet not fall over.
We were able to keep these out for a few days so that they could let their pieces dry and add more later.
And then, they were ready to be painted.
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