5th Grade spent the last couple months of school conceptualizing, designing, building and embellishing these incredible inventions. These one-of-a-kind machines are especially earth-friendly - not only are they made entirely out of recycled materials, but they also serve a very important purpose. Each machine has been designed to help solve a particular environmental issue!
To finalize their sculpture, the students used acrylic paint. I had the students first paint a base coat to fully cover their materials (unless they wanted to leave it unfinished.) Then, students added design elements, patterns and details on top. It was very important to make sure to wait in between coats of paint so that the colors didn't mix or get muddy.
I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed watching the students use all those items that would otherwise be trash and transform them into these sculptures. I really hope that they share their ideas with others - these children are the future, and our key to taking care of our very important planet in the years to come!