Level: Elementary and Middle School
Duration: Three 45-minute class periods
Historical Overview: Interior design
Goals and Objectives: To introduce sculpting techniques using paper
Vocabulary: Two-dimensional, three-dimensional, cube, cylinder, proportion, scale
Materials: Shoe boxes, fabric scraps, pattern paper, xeroxes of miniature rugs, paper for cubes and cylinders
- Show examples of interior decorating from magazine.
- Review vocabulary.
- Decide on what type of space to create (office, bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, hunting lodge, etc) and for whom it is created (baby sister, yourself, knight, president, etc.).
- Choose paper to make an environment that would best represent this person (additional paper for students to design their own walls).
- Cut windows and doors, add porch or additional walls.
- Make box measurements, cut and glue coordinating wall paper for room interior.
- Demonstrate turning a two-dimensional paper into a three-dimensional cube using scissors, folding techniques, and tape.
- Students make furniture using cubes and cylinders.
- Adhere floor board, rock, brick work, tiling, or carpeting.
- Decorate throw rugs with markers or colored pencils.
- Continue making furniture for interior.
- Decorate exterior.