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We asked the cafeteria people to save the large cans for us. I taped
around the rim to keep the cans safe. Next, the students, working in
groups, started adding beaks, legs, wings, etc to the cans using poster
board, toilet paper tubes and egg cartons. Once they had a 3-D base
done on the can, we paper mached the cans. The final layer was with the
brown paper towels so the end product looked like wood.
For the next step, we painted the cans. I asked the students to leave
some of the can in it's natural color...the wood looking color...as part
of the design.
When the students were done painting, I used clear booking tape to tape
the cans together....stacked one on top of another. We made one that
was 8 cans high. It was very impressive looking when they were
Hope this helps.
where the wind came sweeping down the plains and blew the trash
I'm interested in creating a totem pole with a junior high class.
Doese anyone have any ideas as to what materials would suite such a
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