I wonder why Mrs. DeSimone would show a picture of this...Read on to find out!
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The challenging part of the lesson was to form each of the mannequin's body parts with tan craft paper (from a giant roll) and different sizes of rubber bands. No gluing, stapling or taping would be allowed, and the students were at first perplexed and concerned about how they would accomplish this task.
I decided that the best way to proceed would be to have each person make an empty template of a standing mannequin on manilla paper. This provided a nice starting point and the students used this drawing like a visual map to fill in each part and measure their progress.
During this process of making each part we all learned that it was important to compress ( squish) each piece so that the air was out of it. This made the parts stronger and more solid feeling so the rubber bands could hold things together better. When all of the parts were made, the students then needed to decide on the final pose for their sculpture and use the hot glue gun to attach it to a new background paper.