# GEOMETRIC SOLIDS PAPER SCULPTURE – Form, Balance, Proportion

Students roll cylinder shaped paper rods and use them to create a sculpture of a figure. Then they use a net to construct a hexahedron and pose the figure with the cube so it looks animated in some way.

## Supplies:

• Crayola Construction Paper - variety of colours
• Crayola Scissors
• Crayola Washable No-Run School Glue
• Crayola Markers
• Pencils
• Bamboo Skewers
• Pipe Cleaners - 4 or 5 per student

## Steps:

1

CYLINDER SHAPED PAPER RODS

1. Place a piece of construction paper flat on your desk and at a 45-degree angle to the edge of your desk.
2. Place the skewer, pencil or marker on one corner of the paper so that it is parallel to the edge of your desk.
3. Slowly begin to roll the paper around the skewer keeping it fairly tight.
2
1. When you are almost at the end put a small amount of glue on the tip of the paper, then finish rolling the paper.
2. Press the glued tip against the rolled paper to hold it in place.
3. Remove the skewer.
3
1. Use different sized rolling tools such as a bamboo skewer, a pencil and a markerto create a variety of cylinder shaped rods.
4

ARMATURE

1. Twist 2 pipe cleaners together to make the legs, body and arms.
2. Bend the arms at right angles to the body.
3. Bend a pipe cleaner in half and male a loop at the fold for the head.
4. Place the head between the arms and twist the rest of it around the body.
5. Your armature should look like a stick figure.
5
1. Thread the paper rods onto the armature to create clothing and other details.
2. Glue some rods on top of the ones you thread to add bulk to the body.
6
1. Use a hexahedron net to construct a cube. (Downloads - HexahedronNet.pdf)
2. Pose the figure with the cube so it appears animated in some way.
• Subjects:

• Language Arts,

• Mathematics,

• Visual Arts