This project has been a time consuming process, but let me tell you 5th grade students loved it! I knew I wanted to do some sort of 3D minion project with 5th graders, but didn't know exactly what. I experimented with quite a few different things before I called upon a coworker to see if he had any ideas. So he is to credit for this lesson.
This lesson has taken about 4 to 5 classes to finish. We made the minions out of model magic each time students followed my step by step instructions to make them we worked very closely around a table helping each other out. It took two classes to make the minions and put them on a wire with a plaster base that I made up ahead of time. On the 2nd day some students had a little time to start painting. It has taken students about 2 additional classes to finish painting. As a finishing touch we added hair with black or purple wire and topped everything off with a clear coat of gloss.
|Here are my examples that I made before we stacked them. They are about 1 to 2 inches tall. |
|Here is an image of my finished example.|
These photographs did not do justice to the students sculptures. I tried to get a variety of angles so you can see some of the details.
|Look at that detail.|