Let the Building Begin!

chips

It was a perfect rainy day to work in the D3 Lab. On Thursday the students spent the time in the lab learning to take ordinary chip bags and turn them into decoration for the sculpture.

Last week the kids discussed how the trash would be used to make the sculpture. After assessing what we had the most of, one material being chip bags, a student suggested we use the old bike wheels that were collected for the Nighthawk’s wings, weaving the chip bags through for feathers.

The students started a highly efficient assembly line starting with a few kids washing bags, some cutting the precise pieces, and then Chrissy showed the students how to fold and link the bags. Some TRASHformer’s had even done this before, making bracelets and other crafts, so these pros helped show other students just how easy it was.

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