When I saw this included in our Rome to Reformation package I was so excited...
for me to do it!
Today was the first day it was listed in our teacher's manual.
I, however, have been doing models for a few weeks in order to stay ahead so the kids have a finished model to look at as they make their copies.
I just wanted to share some of the things that have made model making easier for me.
The usual things like colored pencils, scissors, glue stick and tape--
I also found bone folders to be very handy--
As well as an exact-o knife and ruler--
The ruler pictured is acrylic but I will be using my metal one in the future.
What to do:
We first talked about the subject of the day which was "senses" for us.
Then I had the kiddos start coloring their copy of the model--
Definitely best to do all the coloring before you start cutting and pasting.
Once all the coloring is done I had them cut out the pieces they would need
(these are all outlined with a solid black line)
While they were coloring and cutting I was preparing the other part of the model...
the "flappy part."
I might have them do this part on other models but because this was the first one and there was a lot of cutting, I decided to do this part for them.
Using the bone folder first, I scored all the dashed lines which indicate that line is to be folded.
Then using the ruler and the exact-o I cut the solid lines so the flap could open--
Here are side views of mine so you can see what they'll look like when they are all done--
The kids continued to work on their parts and once everything was cut out they glued the pieces to the appropriate spot--
Here is Kurt's after he finished gluing...
and mine! Hee hee
Next we laid the "face"/ "flappy" part over it and taped it together at the top--
Ta-dah! Now our models have flaps that open to reveal what the body part looks like on the inside--
I thought Kurt's model looked very "realistic," don't you? :)