Wrapping like Christo
Tell the students some days before the lesson, to take an object from home that:
- is larger than a soda can;
- fits on a table;
- is not breakable;
- is not expensive;
- may stay in school for some days;
- has a particular form (not just a box)
Discuss with the children why people wrap things: to protect, to surprise (presents), to ship. Why has Christo wrapped things? What is the effect of the wrapped objects? Look at some Christo projects and discuss them.
A wrapped easel
- an object for each kid
- big fabrics, pieces of plastic, garbage bags, wrapping papier, toilet paper, aluminum foil and plastic wrap
- materials to tie, like rope, yarn, tape, wire, fishing line, painter tape and fabric strips
- materials to decorate, like feathers, paint, markers, coloured paper, textile markers, glitter glue, buttons etc.
A wrapped Christmas decoration
Lesson and photo's received from Linda Vroemisse