Study homes and habitats from the past then move into the future to construct innovative new living spaces.
Use electronic and library resources to research the homes of various cultures and the habitats of various animals.
Participate in a group brainstorm of alternative ways to use the limited space available in the future. Consider how living spaces might change if humans/animals reside in atypical locations (i.e., sky, underwater). List criteria to consider as you design a "special place" for the future, including needs, special features, entrances, building materials and power sources.
Select a specific environment for your future living space. Use Crayola® Model Magic® to construct buildings, water storage facilities, and other structures.
Experiment with mixing white and colored Crayola Model Magic modeling compound. <LI>Blend two primary colors (red, yellow, blue) together well to make a secondary hue (orange, green, violet). <LI>Blend colored compound with white to create tints and with black to make shades.</LI></UL> <UL> <LI>Create marbled effects by incompletely blending various colors together.</LI></UL>
Shape mixed compound with hands or a rolling pin to make thick flat pieces or slabs for a floor. Use a plastic picnic knife to cut out geometric wall and floor shapes.
Glue the floor shape to a base of oak tag board. Assemble and press walls and floor together.
Cut out additional slabs and shape these into towers, roof and other components. Build long, thin or delicate forms around plastic straws, gift wrap tubes or toothpicks secured in basic structure.
Model fine details and add texture with modeling tools, plastic dinnerware or toothpicks. Let forms dry.
Use Crayola Washable Markers to suggest place's setting on the oak tag board base. Draw and texture paper shapes (i.e., trees, fences, rocks) with washable markers to represent other setting qualities. Use Crayola Scissors to cut out shapes, adding a tab
Name your special place, then explain its location, design and special features in writing. What did you add to indicate it belongs to you or a particular creature?
Create your own treasure map using topographic symbols and a directional compass.
How will you go places in the future? Use your imagination to think of new possibilities!
How did jack-o'-lanterns become Halloween symbols? Use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to "carve out" a contemporary v
Create an intricate stained glass pattern. On tracing paper, translucent marker colors seem to glow in sunlight.
Draw fantastic weather conditions that could only happen in your dreams.
Investigate the birth of human communities in locations where land and water meet.
Ever go kayaking? It’s a thrilling water sport. Create your own river course and imagine navigating white-water rapids!
Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated with faces. Look at faces like Leonardo did to make original self-portraits.
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.