Level: ECE, Primary, Junior
Grades: PreK - Gr 5 | Age: 2-11yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt.com]
Students will create a cross between a star and a snowflake using clothespegs.
What You Need:
What You Do:
- Books and information on stars and snowflakes
- Wooden clothespegs (5-6 per student)
- Round wooden discs (or pieces of cardboard) (4 per student)
- Small wooden or plastic buttons (6 per student)
- Glue (hot glue or white glue)
- Gold or Silver craft paint
- Glitter (optional)
- Raffia for hanging the starflake
- Talk about snowflakes - how many sides do they have --- do any two snowflakes look alike?
- Try making some paper snowflakes
- Talk about stars. Practice making five pointed stars and six pointed stars on paper.
- What would happen if we were to combine a star and a snowflake? This is what you and your kinderartists will make.
- Next, each kinderartist chooses six wooden clothespegs, two flat discs and six buttons.
- Kinderartists can lay the flat round piece on a flat surface. Begin arranging the clothespegs on the disc so that all six will fit.
- Once the pegs are arranged, kinderartists can glue them down on the round disc.
- Next, the other round disc can be glued on top of the clothespegs.
- Buttons and other found objects can be added around the starflake.
- When the glue is dry, the starflake can be painted. Ours is gold but you could use silver, blue, red, green ... any color you like.
- Finally, glitter can be added for a final detail and a piece of raffia can be attached so the starflake can hang.
- Hang the starflakes and discuss how they look and how else they could be created. What other sorts of materials could be used to make a starflake?
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