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*Created by Kay Wagner, Ph.D., Edina Public Schools, Edina, Minnesota Drawn images may be used freely, fair use laws apply to all other images. Making an Original Wild Thing Sculpture. Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s book WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. ROAR. GNASH. Terrible Eyes.

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*Created by Kay Wagner, Ph.D., Edina Public Schools, Edina, Minnesota

Drawn images may be used freely, fair use laws apply to all other images

making an original wild thing sculpture
Making an Original Wild Thing Sculpture

Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s book

WHERE THE WILD

THINGS ARE

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ROAR

GNASH

the only only bird alexander calder 1952
The Only, Only BirdAlexander Calder, 1952

Calder created Contrast with a thick body and thin legs.

Calder created Unity by repeating colors and shapes.

mexican turtle box
Mexican Turtle Box

The Mexican artist created Contrast with a rounded body and straight edge box.

The Mexican artist created Unity by repeating colors and shapes.

african wood carving zebra
African Wood Carving: Zebra

This African artist varied the thickness of the lines to make his sculpture more interesting

variety and contrast
Variety and Contrast
  • Artists make their art work more exciting by adding Variety.
  • They do this by using different colors, lines and shapes.
  • Contrast is extreme variety and will make parts of an art work stand out.
mexican oaxacan monster18

The eyes show contrast we notice them right away because they are larger than the other circles and the colors don’t appear in other places on the sculpture

Mexican Oaxacan Monster
in our wild thing sculpture we will
In our Wild Thing Sculpture we will...
  • Make our art work more exciting by adding Variety.
  • We will use different colors, lines and shapes.
  • We will also achieve unity by repeating some line shapes and colors.
each student needs
1 - 12X18 sheet light colored construction paper

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ELMER’S

GLUE-ALL

Each student needs:

1- Pencil

1- eraser

1- scissors

1- Glue

1- tongue depressor (bone folder)

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Unfold all the edges,

even the glue tab.

get the following
Table Folder

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#2

ELMER’S

GLUE-ALL

#3

Black Marker

Get the following:

1- Pencil

1- eraser

1- scissors

1- Glue

1- (bone folder)

1 - Permanent Black Marker

we will be drawing the feet and claws by connecting the dots in rectangles 5 and 7

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We will be drawing the feet and claws by connecting the dots in rectangles 5 and 7.

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Some shape suggestions

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you can achieve contrast by using different kinds of lines for the eyes and the claws

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You can achieveContrastby using different kinds of lines for the eyes and the claws

Pointed eyes

Rounded Claws

Roundedeyes

Pointed Claws

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We will draw the teeth starting with a straight line at the glue tab, connecting all the dots and ending on the X.

A straight line on the fold

Stop at the X.

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cut between the sections

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Cut between the sections

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cut around eyes and feet
Cut around eyes and feet

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cut on the teeth line
Cut on the teeth line.

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Cut on the teeth line.

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Cut on the teeth line.

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out line the eyes feet and teeth98

Black Marker

Black Marker

Black Marker

Black Marker

Out line the eyes, feet, and teeth
wild things also have pattern and texture

A pattern of lines

A pattern of shapes

Lines creating texture

Wild things also have pattern and texture.
you will need

#2

You will need:

1 - box of assorted water color markers for each table

Markers

apply glue to the glue tabs

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ELMER’S

GLUE-ALL

GLUE-ALL

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Apply glue to the glue tabs.

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Apply glue to the glue tabs.

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fold side 4 8 over the glue tabs

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Fold side 4 & 8 over the glue tabs

Press in place for 60 seconds

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open up the box form

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Open up the box form.

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apply glue to the front flap

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ELMER’S

ELMER’S

ELMER’S

GLUE-ALL

GLUE-ALL

GLUE-ALL

GLUE-ALL

Apply glue to the front flap.
turn the wild thing upside down

ELMER’S

GLUE-ALL

Turn the Wild thing upside down

Place one tiny drop of glue on the bottom of each foot.

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ELMER’S

GLUE-ALL

Turn the Wild thing upside down

Place one tiny drop of glue on the bottom of each foot.

self assessment sheet
Self Assessment Sheet

The top part tells about the unit and how we made the

Wild Thing.

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Self Assessment Sheet

Here are some questions to help the grownups at home talk to you about your Wild Thing.

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Self Assessment Sheet

The Student Self Assessment will help you judge your artwork.

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