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Lesson Plans

Tin and Foil projects

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Fri, 3 Jan 1997 18:37:29 +0000

Dear Mark,
Thank you for the great idea about tin weather flashing for metal
work and sculpture. I have always had the kids save their soft drink cans
from lunch. The aluminum can be scored easily with a ball point pen and
cut with ordinary scissors to open up the cylinder to a flat sheet. I have
used this medium in studying African masks, Pop sculpture, David Smith and
Louise Nevelson. The source is pleantiful at Central Junior High where I
teach and I am always looking for new ways to use the cans. I had one boy
make a 12" high dragon with a large and elegant wingspan just using soda
Sprite cans and a hot glue gun. Jewelry would be a great idea too.
When doing anything which might cut the hands, I get a box of
bandaids from the nurse and some anticeptic soap and show the kids where
they are. For minor cuts they just wash them up and put a bandage on
themselves and go on working. We don't make a big deal of it. Goes with
the territory.
Thanks again for the great idea.
Have a great New Year,

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