Center Focus

Hand Sculpture

  1. You will need modeling clay for this activity.
  2. Have your students make a clay model of their own hand.
  3. They should really pay attention to detail, adding lines, marks, fingernails, etc. You may want to show samples of statues and carvings.
  4. Have them carve their name into the wrist of their clay hand.

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Am I a Square?
Aluminum Boat Contest
Decorative Vase
Food From Around the World
How Far is Sydney?
What Adds Up to 10?
How Much is 2000, Anyway?
Love Songs
Favorite Olympic Athlete
The Gymnastics Incident
Irish Stained Glass Scene
What Do I Want to Know?
Story in a Bag
Literature Response
A to Z
The Real Reason
Sand Painting
Complete the Story
The Stars and Stripes
The Mayflower Compact
Millennium Mural
Bring Your Own Tale
Shapes and Angles
Bottle Flutes
The Pumpkin
Volume Conversions
Number Relationships
Pattern Necklaces
Word Association
Different Perspectives on Columbus
Student Editorial
Time Capsule Diorama
Compare Hair
Observe An Inchworm
Valentine Flower Pots
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
Bean Bag Throw-and-Catch
Personal vs. Country Pride
Dough Dreidel
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
U.S. Percentages
Hero or Not?
What Do You Picture