Make a 3D sculpture using 2D paper!
What you need:
- A rectangle cut from a cereal box or other thin cardboard
- Paper scraps of all sorts and colors – but check with your parents first to make sure you aren’t using anything important to them: Construction paper, copy paper, junk mail, catalogs, old envelopes, or any other paper you have around the house.
- Glue stick (wet glue works too)
- Optional: Crayons or markers
What to do:
Collect your paper scraps. If you have blank white paper, you can color it with crayons or markers first. Cut pieces of paper – triangles, strips, squares, circles, free-form shapes, and so on. You could also tear paper for interesting effects.
Once you have your paper, begin shaping and folding it. Make curls by rolling a paper strip around a pencil or tube. Make an accordion fold by folding a strip back and forth. What other ways can you fold?
Make paper “feet” to help the paper stand up from the cardboard base or from other paper: Just fold up each end and glue the folds to another piece of paper or the cardboard base.
- To have fun!
- Clean up when you’re finished!
- Post a picture of your creation on the Library’s Facebook page or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org!