NAME SCULPTURE – Colour, Pattern, Angles

Students design decorative letters for their name, cut them out of corrugated cardboard, paint them with a variety of patterns and use the letters to construct a sculpture that places the letters at different angles and includes something that represents them.

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NAME SCULPTURE – Colour, Pattern, Angles


  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Acrylic or Tempera Paint
  • Crayola White Glue
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Rulers
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Container Lids for Palettes


Step 1
  1. Design different styles of letters for your name.
  2. Make most of them about 15 - 18 cm tall.
  3. Draw them on pieces of corrugated cardboard.
Step 2
  1. Carefully cut out all the letters.
Step 3
  1. Paint each letter in a unique way.
  2. Paint the front and back of all the letters.
Step 4
  1. Cut out a variety of triangles and other polygons with different angles.
  2. Make something that represents you, for example, a figure playing volley ball.
  3. Paint both sides of everything.
Step 5
  1. Test different polygons to see what kind of an angle they will create if you use them to support a letter.
  2. Choose the angles you want to use.
  3. Glue the polygons onto the back of each letter and any other pieces.
  4. Place them even with the bottom of the shapes.
  5. Allow the glue to dry for a few minutes.
Step 6
  1. Arrange the pieces on a strip of cardboard or foam core board.
  2. Use the polygons to create different angles as they support up the letters.
  3. Space the letters so they move your eye in and around the sculpture.
  4. Glue everything in place.
Step 7
  1. View the work with fresh eyes.
    - What kind of energy do you feel?
    - What do you see that makes you say that?
    - What does it tell you about the person who created it?
    - What do you see that makes you say that?
    - What do you notice about the way the work has been made?
    - What do you like the best about this work?
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Mathematics,

    • Science,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Grade 4,

    • Grade 5,

    • Grade 6,

    • Grade 7,

    • Grade 8

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