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<< For years, I have done a similar kind of lesson. However, I enclose the
textures in a black box. I take or make a box and paint it black. I cut a
hole in the end to so you can put your hand inside. I secure flaps around
hole, so you can't see inside. On the inside of the box, I have papered the
"walls" with textures. The kids have to feel the different surfaces. >>
I do a similar lesson when I begin my texture unit. Students stick their
hand in The Texture Box and describe the textures they feel. I have glued
feathers, burlap, sandpaper, lace, bubble wrap, mesh, crumpled foil to the
walls of the box. I write these descriptive words on the board (Bumpy,
rough, slippery, etc.) as they describe them and then they do a texture
rubbing. We end the class by looking at textures in fine art reproductions.
Carolyn in Ma