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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ryan and his Bio-Bottle Papier Mache Sculpture


This is Ryan, my 4th grader grandson, who completed his papier mache sculpture of Thomas Edison this afternoon - these are called bio-bottle sculptures because they use a water bottle and styrofoam balls for the body and head. They are allowed to use any materials to finish this project so I introduced him to papier mache.  He did the papier mache last Monday - he cut the newspaper strips and dipped the paper into the glue. I helped him with the first layer since that actually takes two people if one of you is a 4th grader.  He then took over and formed the features, arms and hands with paper towel pieces dipper in wheat paste He worked very hard on this, with minimal help from his grandmother ( I did do the bow tie and the light bulb he is holding.)  Today, he painted it with acrylics.  

I am very proud of him and all the effort he put into this project and it was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon...quality time with my grandson!!!

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

That is so awesome, Ryan (and Barb)!!! Not too long ago I watched an old movie in which Spencer Tracey played Thomas Edison. It was so inspiring. Great choice to do piece as Edison. Love particularly the eyebrows and nose and hair!

Maywyn Studio said...

Great work! Ryan did really well.

Barb Sailor said...

I will have Ryan read your comments - he was very proud of his sculpture. Thanks for commenting