Our fourth graders recently completed a 3D project where they had to work with a partner to apply plaster cast bandages over a chosen hand gesture. Some students decided to go with a simple, yet positive signal of a thumbs up! While others wanted to display a deeper meaning by researching different representations within sign language.
Once the plaster cast bandage was dry, hardened, and removed, students created a stunning background for their plaster cast hand to be mounted on using cardboard, gold, silver, and black sharpie marker. They also used carving tools to carve into the cardboard to expose the "flute" layer underneath. cool!