“create a creature” with 3rd graders

We’ve been working on these creatures for the past couple months and they are really starting to take form.

Our process:

1. drawing from scientific pictures of animal species

2. using chalk pastels and geometric shapes to flesh them out

3. combining 2 animals (with a partner)

4. making a habitat for the animals (complete with “key”)

5. making a 2-d puppet of the animal

6. designing the animal for its 3d form

7. sewing!