Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ancient Greece Project

Even teachers get projects right?  Well we have especially been getting A LOT of projects this year with my own kiddos.  I wanted to share with you real quick fun one we just did on  Ancient Greece.  We decided to make a pot just like a Greek artisan.  I can not take credit  for this idea but here is where you can see where the idea came from.  Another teacher named Mrs. Porter did this with her whole 6th grade class.  I can not even imagine doing this with a whole group.  AHHHH!  But I could see the potential as a small group or even create one as a whole class. 

What we did first was take two Styrofoam bowls and blew up a balloon.  We attached each end of the balloon to the bowls with tape to take the shape of vase.  Sorry about the picture the lighting was terrible.  :) 
 
 
Then we made a combination of flour, water, and a tablespoon of salt and covered it from top to bottom. 
 
And finally after two coats of paper mache' we let it dry and then spray painted it.  Oh special note....as it was drying we had to prop it to keep it stable .  This was important. 
 
And here is how it turned out after drying and painting two coats of spray paint and then we placed black silhouette images on it to make it look authentic.
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Have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving.   
 
 
Julie    
 
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