- Crayola Model Magic
- Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
- Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
- Crayola Fine Line Markers
- Crayola Multicultural Broad Line Markers
- Pipe Cleaners - 2 per person
- Begin with a circle and divide it into 4 equal sections.
- Label each of the quadrants.
- In the east is spiritual energy (our spirit);
- in the south is emotional energy (our hearts, our feelings);
- in the west is physical energy (our bodies, our actions);
- in the north is mental energy (our thoughts, our thinking);
- Focus on the physical aspect of human beings.
- Imagine an activity you enjoy doing outside with your physical body.
- Draw the activity in the physical quadrant of the medicine wheel.
- Brainstorm words and images connected to the physical aspect of your life.
- Use a variety of shapes to express the physical area of your life.
- Reflect on what you need to do to keep your physical body healthy.
- Choose an activity you love to do, an activity that helps keep you healthy.
- Begin the human form by using 2 pipe cleaners to create an armature.
- Fold 1 pipe cleaner in half to make the body and legs.
- Twist the second pipe cleaner into the top of the first one to form the neck and the arms.
- Cover the pipe cleaners with Model Magic (modeling clay) to form a human body.
- Make sure your human figure is balanced.
- Once the pipe cleaners are covered, attach the head using a small round piece of Model Magic.
- Smooth together all the lines and seams where pieces of Model Magic are connected.
- Use a variety of markers to add skin tones to your figure.
- Imagine what you look like when you are involved in your physical activity.
- Choose different colours of Model Magic to make hair and clothing.
- Add the Model Magic to your figure.
- Continue to cover your figure in clothing that represents the activity you enjoy participating in outdoors.
- Add detail to your figure using markers.
- Change any area on your figure that you are not satisfied with by adding Model Magic.
- Create details on your figure that have a personal connection.
- When you are satisfied with your sculpture allow it to dry for about 3 days.
- Once it is dry you can glue it to a small base of cardboard, wood or stone.
- It will be light enough to support itself once it is dry.
- Reflect on the figure you have created to represent yourself.
- How does it feel to be physically active?
- What do you enjoy about the activity you chose?
- Use a small strip of white paper to write about what makes your physical body feel healthy.
- Share your sculpture with your class explaining your personal connections.