1. Panagbenga Festival Paper DollThis project involves two basic steps. Making the doll out of illustration board and decorating the dress and accessories of the doll.
She just copied a silhouette pattern of a person on the internet and traced it onto an illustration board. The second part is the hard part. The assigned theme to their class was the Penagbenga Festival. It is a flower festival celebrated in Baguio during the whole month of February.
Most of the design was made of colored paper, except for the necklace and the skirt. The necklace is made of cut straw strung together and the skirt is made of cloth.
|Panagbenga Festival Paper Doll|
2. Paper SarimanokWell, my daughter said it is supposed to be a sarimanok, the legendary bird in Maranao art. It is made of construction paper and she just followed this video tutorial embedded below to make it.
How to Make a Paper Bird
3. Mat weavingThis project is a mat made of yarn. My daughter used an illustration board with cut slits on two opposite edges. I forgot to take a picture of the actual weaving she did. I just remembered to take a picture after the project was done.
|Woven Yarn Mat|
|Mat weaving using illustration board|
And this is the finished recycled mat.
|Recycled mat from old t-shirt|
4. Soap Sculptures with Under the Sea themeMy older sons did this project before but I did not make a post of it. The carving project I mentioned here used candle. Anyway, the theme of my daughter's soap sculpture project is under the sea. So their whole class made different sea creatures made of soap and they put everything in a decorated aquarium. There are fish, turtles, starfish, clam, sea horse, dolphin - there is even a mermaid soap sculpture.
|Aquarium with sea creature soap sculptures|
My daughter carved a turtle out of "Perla" soap which is just P10. The soap was very soft and she had to be slow and careful in sculpting. She used a small regular knife, needle and toothpick in sculpting. She just looked for a YouTube video to guide her in carving. I wanted to post it here for you but I can't find the exact video anymore.
Afterward, she had to paint the turtle. The problem in using poster paint is it doesn't stick to the soap. So, she had to use some spray paint and then used some poster paint to highlight the outlines of the turtle's shape.
After the turtle is finished, the only improvement that she thought she should have done is curved the shell a bit more. Anyway, I think she got a high grade for this one.