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This week we are continuing to look at Where the Wild Things Are. I would like us to complete an Art sculpture project. We will be learning as a whole school, so if you have a brother or sister at school you can do your projects together. 


LI: To become proficient in sculpting techniques through creating my own Wild Thing.


Our key skill we will be learning this week is:

  • To plan and design a sculpture using recyclable materials


I would like you to create some designs first on paper, you might like to refer to last weeks art. If you are creating a Wild Thing with wings they will need different shapes to a Wild Thing with arms, so  think about what you could use. 

There are some different ways in which you can create your Wild Thing sculpture. Using everyday materials, you will need to consider shape, detail and joining techniques. Are you going to use glue sticks, cellotape, or staples?


I have included a few different links for you to look at to give you some ideas about how you could construct your sculpture. They will be 3D so there are a variety of ways to achieve this. 



What went well in constructing your final piece?


What would you change or do differently?


Were you able to follow you design? If not why not? 

Art activity for kids learning at home. Sculpture using kitchen foil

Simple sculpture at home using just kitchen foil and sticky tape. This technique can be used to shape your Wild Thing.

The making of the recycled sculptures

See how recycled materials were made into sculptures of UK landmarks. This video shows,an initiative to highlight the range of locally recycled materials and...

TIPS for parents:



  • Be warned, junk modelling should be all about the process, rather than the end product, so be ready for younger children to proudly give you something that is likely to be unrecognisable. Older children will be able to make considered choices with whatever materials are available. 


  • Your child is likely to want to talk enthusiastically about their junk model because they will probably have put a lot of thought into making it. Show an interest in their construction and ask questions to find out why they chose the materials and how they combined them, what worked, what didn’t, how did they solve the problem?


  • Allow your child to continue modifying their model if they’d like to, or gather unwanted materials for them to work on other junk-modelling projects. Provide scissors and fixing materials and then sit back and allow them to be creative.


  • Rather than thinking of it as ‘just’ junk modelling, remember it is sowing the seeds for STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.