Heart-Shaped Boxes

It was a very messy art club today! Glue everywhere! We are in the process of making some heart boxes from clay molds. First, students formed a heart shape with clay, then covered it with plastic wrap, and finally added two layers of gooey papier mache. Next week, I'll slice the boxes in half and students will use acrylics to paint them. Thank you to Kathy @ art projects for kids for this idea. 

Here are some pictures from the following week when I sliced the boxes open. I used a sharp utility knife to do so. Students then wiggled the hearts off of their molds, removed some of the plasic wrap that remained and then used acrylic paints to finish them. A couple of coats were needed.