Friday, November 1, 2013

Creating Pauley, the Pirate's Parrot...How cool!

   I created a form out of tin foil. The children tried to apply the tissue but it would not adhere to the tinfoil. So I covered the form completely with masking tape and off they went. I guided them and they guided me during difficult parts.I cut out wings from cardboard at their request and they covered the wings with tissue paper. They came up with the color scheme, the idea about his legs and feet. (which were very cool!) 
Totally a team effort!

 They came up with the ideas and I helped execute them.
The children were not completely satisfied with the little guy and asked if I would make him a hat like the pirate.
I made one.

Here's the little guy's hat! What a cutie!

Creating the Treasure Box

We took this empty box apart and turned it inside out so we could paint it.
We cut and fit it to look like a treasure box. The children helped paint it.
We put gold shiny paper in it and the children helped me fold gold and red shiny paper to look like "real gems".
They came up with idea to use marker to color wooden shapes and then dip them into glue and glitter to look like real gems.
We also used egg cartons and painted them gold. Then, added gold glitter to look like gold nuggets.

They had fun coloring and painting and adding "sparkles to make them glow".
We put them in the treasure chest to let them dry.
They wanted a key hole and necklaces (donated Mardi Gras beads) and I added a few final touches and presto a glowing and shining treasure chest. We all wished it was real!!!!

Recipe for Building a Pirate Scarecrow for Godena Farm

A tinfoil mold for the parrot.
A recycled box for a treasure chest.
A recycled Clorox bottle for the head and...
 13 extremely eager and creative children...Off we go!!!

Aarrrggghhh Matey....Meet Captain Jack!

 Meet our classroom scarecrow and his trusty side kick, Pauley.
 He guards the treasure.
The cool students of Ms. Mitchell's class worked so well together to create such an amazing project.

The Treasure Map

 This student was very willing to create a treasure map for our pirate.
 She used a pencil to draw out her ideas and then used colored pencils and crayons to highlight.
 What an awesome job she did! What detail!
Very Cool!