Pencil, scissors, paperboard (cereal boxes), hot-glue gun (to be used
under the supervision of the instructor), hot-glue sticks, and a paper
plate (used to place hot-glue gun on).
The students will develop an understanding of how a basic armature is
constructed. The students will then be encouraged to apply the outer service
as they see fit. This is an opportunity for them to become expressive
and put themselves into the project.
Bird Sculpture pattern for paperboard. (Below)
Take the Bird Sculpture pattern for paperboard handout and using scissors
cut out the pattern.
( included below,
enlarge as needed)
Once this is done, transfer the pattern with your pencil to the paperboard.
Cut out the form on the paperboard with the scissors, again.
Cut the dotted lines and stop where the letters are marked.
Start with part A and part B. ( head)
Part B slides into the groove labeled B.
Apply a small amount of hot-glue along the seam making sure that the pieces
are parallel or for a tee.
The same process will repeat with the following parts.
Part C slides into the groove labeled C. (body)
Part E will be the leg assembly. (legs and feet)
Part D slides into the groove labeled D.
Part F slides into the groove labeled F.
Part E after the legs have been glued in place should then is placed in
After the armature is complete use the scissors to cut the paperboard
in shapes that mimic feathers.
Start applying the feathers by working from the front of the bird towards
Remember to make a large plume on the bird’s rear.
Is the craftsmanship of good quality? Is the total work clean and neat?
If asked about armatures, can I answer with confidence? Did I clean up
my work area and place the supplies in their proper place?
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