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What Makes You Super?
Kate Howard

Third grade artists designed their superhero finger puppet characters and dedicated weeks to make them come to life. They were asked to think about what makes a superhero super? How can you show the superhero’s power visually? 

First, they wrapped plaster strips around their fingers to form a body. Once the body was dry, students followed their design plans to sculpt facial features, mix and paint skin color, cut felt to add clothing and trimmed yarn to create hair. Furthermore, the students added many unique accessories to fully define their characters. Continuing this project in the spring, Third graders will work in small groups to create an original story involving their superhero finger puppets. They will create backdrops using a variety of materials and collaboratively filmed stop motion animation videos using their iPads.  Stay tuned!



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