1 – Use markers and/or crayons to color one side of your paper with various shapes, lines, and other designs. Fill the entire page.
||2 – Cut your paper into strips in a variety of sizes—wide and narrow, short and long.|
|3 – Wrap the paper strips, design side up, onto a pencil until the paper is fully rolled. Secure the end with a piece of tape. Slide the paper off the pencil. This will create a skinny tube of paper. Repeat this step with each of your paper strips.|
|4 – Create a base for your sculpture by gluing 3–5 of the paper rolls in a rectangle or triangle shape onto a piece of cardboard or heavy paper.
|5 – Glue the additional rolls in a variety of directions and levels. As you build and assemble your pieces into a sculpture, use tape to secure and reinforce ends and meeting points. Allow time to dry. (Hot glue is an option for quicker drying time.)|
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