sculpture ideas?

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  1. Bernard

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    I'm looking for ideas for sculpture/3-D art for preschoolers...
    it needs to be open ended, rather than "crafty".

    We do clay and playdough sculptures and sculptures made by gluing and taping "junk" (boxes, tubes, yougurt cups, craft sticks, etc.!) together.

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    not really a sculpture - but this past year my class made potato heads. with real potatoes! i got baking potatoes and then laid out all sorts of materials they could use. lace, pipe cleaners, feathers, bits of ribbon, wiggly eyes, silk flowers, yarn, whatever you have available. the kids spent a LONG time creating their masterpieces - and they turned out really cute!
     
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    Styrofoam and toothpicks
     
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    oh that reminds me - toothpicks and mini-marshmallows are fun too!
     
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    Something I saw this summer that looked interesting was kids beaded and looped wire into all sorts of creations and then hung them on (shoot I don't know what it is called) = a circular wire stand people put around their tomato plants to support them. It was pretty and you could change it out all the time.

    I have used pipecleaners and the foam beads you can get on sale at Michaels. Children bead the pipecleaners and put them in different configurations on chunks of playdough to create sculptures. It is a good way to use old playdough.

    I suppose you could use the same type of beads on string and hang around the room or on hangars for mobiles.
     
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    I think I already responded to this question. Did you post this in another forum too?
     
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    or gumdrops. Sometimes I've found the marshmallows to "give" too much.
     
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    I just reread someone's post and opened the link and the hanging sculptures look like what I was talking about. The wooden beads you see are from one of those beaded car seat covers someone gave me and I cut them up and use the beads. If you see one at a garage sale they are a cheap easy way to get a bunch of wooden beads.
     

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