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For years I have been doing a group wire sculpture project with my 6th
When I first started the project I had to find the right thickness of wire
for the students. Twisteez was too soft and it took a while before I found
the right thickness wire that would support some weight and still be easy
enough for 6th graders to bend.
Now I give students Twisteez after they have started their project and they
use it to add color to their creations.
Recently, it occurred to me to let students use straws with their wire
sculptures. Like a Snelson sculpture they thread the wire through the straw
and the straw adds lots of strength. For example, a group of students used
this technique to help the Ferris Wheel they made stand. The straws can also
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