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Roller Coaster Hats


2nd Graders created sculptural roller coaster hats. We began by watching videos about roller coasters. This got the kids super pumped up and excited, they all wanted to share their experiences about riding roller coasters and some of them even put their arms up and pretended they were on a ride!

Inspired by videos, students added expressive lines to create a class crazy roller coaster on the white board.


Then, students drew their own roller coasters in their sketchbooks.


The next class, we created the base for the hats. This was a kind of complicated process and I learned that it was best to teach it step-by step. The basic instructions can be found here at the Crayon Lab Gallery Blog where I got the inspiration for this project. Students could chose either a primary or secondary color scheme.

The last class period was used to create the wild pop out lines of a roller coaster. We read the book “Roller Coaster” and students were inspired to make one of their very own.


Students cut their paper into strips and folded. . .


And bended. . .

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And twisted. . .


to create super cool sculptural roller coaster hats!

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Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

3 thoughts on “Roller Coaster Hats

  1. These are awesome and funky and creative! I would do one of these now if I had the opportunity…. Very cool ideas.

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