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Oct 18, 2010

Halloween Pasta Skeleton

A fun way to teach students how to apply basic anatomy to art is by creating skeletons from pasta.
1. To make a sturdy pallet, the students arranged 20 popsicle sticks horizontally and secured them with 4 sticks glued vertically to the back.
2. A variety of pasta shapes were needed. I started by briefing the students with a simple sketch illustrating the proportions and the placement of shoulders, hips and joints.
3. Using white glue, they started by placing the head, spine, ribs and hips. They then added the shoulders, arms, legs, hands and feet and let dry until the glue turned clear.

10 comments:

  1. I love this idea. I ussed to make a skeleton out of Q tips with kindergarten, but I like the pasta much better.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your ideas! Your blog saved me. I am filling in for our second grad art teacher Friday and feel completely inept! My only instructions were to do a Halloween project. I love this one!

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  3. When we made these, I just set the boys loose. Next time, I'd try to put a straight pasta piece at the top of the legs. The skeletons ended up looking like pasta men. I think if the legs were dangling it would have looked a little better. That being said, the kids loved their skeletons and were proud to hang them!

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  4. You are an exceptional person! Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful ideas. Art adds so much to life and I love the examples and simple format/explanations you use. you are brilliant... thank you for making the world a better place, one piece of art work at a time!!

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  5. Simply great, so simple and such a good idea.

    Thanks a lot.

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  6. great fun! more fun art projects over on my blog :)
    www.ourartlately.blogspot.com

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  7. I can imagine kids have such fun doing this! I loved the idea and would love to try it in my art room. Thank you!
    Megan
    http://elementaryartroom.blogspot.com

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  8. What a great idea! I hope you don't mind I've shared it with my readers over at Brain Popcorn, a museum-ed blog with an interdisciplinary focus.

    Cool and Creepy Archaeology in October

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  9. This is really an Artistic touch. Hats off for this work.

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  10. http://www.meadcollege.qld.edu.auFebruary 15, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Simply great and easy to make.

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