To encourage pupils to find information about a subject, to experiment with techniques, tools and materials and, lastly, to convey their conclusions in the shape of a sculpture.
Scissors, glue, large paintbrushes, newspaper, tempera paint sticks, plaster bandages, water, polystyrene balls, glue gun, feathers and wooden skewers.
- The project focuses on oviparous animals, including birds, fish, insects and the occasional reptile.
- We decided to make a collective sculpture shaped like a giant egg to represent all of these oviparous creatures.
- We started with a hoop to create the oval egg shape.
- We stuffed the hoop with scrunched up newspaper and fixed it in place with masking tape.
- On the surface, we placed strips of paper moistened in glue diluted with water.
- To give it greater consistency, we added moist plaster bandages.
- Once the egg was dry and hard, we set about decorating it.
- The pupils decided to stick polystyrene balls painted with tempera paint sticks all around the big egg, in addition to colored feathers and wooden skewers.