4b Chairs

Make designs for different needs, chair for head teacher, chair for student, chair for mass transport, chair for a king and chair for a super hero. Pick idea and make a paper model out of straws only. Share model with small group of 4-5. Group come up with a single design. Scrounge broken/old chairs from school or community. Children first protect chairs with paper and tape. They then build with card over the top of the chair. They focus on back, seat, arms and legs. After this, cover in paper mache. Finally paint, decorate and put on display! Topics also included: homes and structures.


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