Monday, October 17, 2011

Wayne Theibaud Cupcakes

3rd graders have been working on the artist Wayne Theibaud. They created cupcakes out of clay. First, we made a pinch pot for the wrapper. Students used a fork to draw lines on the wrapper. Then, students made a pancake to be the bottom of the icing. My student teacher and I worked with students on rolling coils and building icing up, or simply making flat icing. Students could choose to add sprinkles, candles, cherries, strawberries, or whatever they could think of. The cupcakes are still drying, but I will have pictures or the finished product. While they cupcakes are drying, I am going to have students create a cupcake menu or advertisement for a pretend cupcake shop. They have been very excited about this.

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