Creating Moving Sculptures Out of Paper Plates

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Creating Moving Sculptures Out of Paper Plates

Creating Moving Sculptures Out of Paper Plates

Primrose School at West Lake was inspired by Alexander Calder’s “Untitled, 1945," and made their own moving sculptures. This was accomplished by taking paper plates, cutting them into a spiral shape, and then hanging them from a string!

Materials need for this craft

To create your own moving sculpture you will need the following:

*Paper plate

*Scissors

*Hole puncher

*String

*Markers and/or crayons

How to make this craft

To create your own moving sculpture, follow these steps:

1. Use your scissors to cut the paper plate into a long spiral shape.

2. Take your markers and/or crayons and create a neat design on your spiral shape.

3. Use a hole punch to put a hole at the top of your spiral

4. Thread some string through the hole

5. Punch more holes if you want and thread through more strings to have hanging down.

6. Hang your moving sculpture somewhere and see how it shifts about when touched or if the wind blows!

Source for photos: Primrose School at West Lake

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Creating Moving Sculptures Out of Paper Plates
February 5, 2021
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