This year’s group of 2nd graders LOVED making roller coaster hats! We began by watching a video about an awesome coaster: http://viewpure.com/695wtDCwDR8
Students loved the story Roller Coaster too!
We sketched roller coasters using expressive lines and imaginations. The next week, we created colorful paper by choosing color schemes.
Students had to look at the “menu” and choose one scheme for their “dinner” on one side of the paper and one scheme for the “dessert” on the other side of the paper.
We constructed the base of the hat with construction paper. The Crayon Lab Blog has a great tutorial on how to make the base of the hat. Students cut their painted paper into strips and folded and bent to create wacky roller coaster lines. They used hole punchers to create positive and negative space and scrap papers for the car full of people. They are so creative and awesome!
Oh and who is that with a backwards name tag and inside out dress? That would be yours truly! And no it was not Backwards Day or Weird Clothes Day or anything like that, just your average ran-out-the-door-in-the-nick-of-time Tuesday before spring break. KEEPIN. IT. REAL.