Making Objects Speak
What you’ll need
An object with flat surfaces, pencil, marker, or crayon, stencils, glue, sand, feathers, glitter
- Find an object around your home with flat surfaces. For example, you could use a mirror, a box, a paper plate, or a book.
- You’re going to be adding things to this object, so make sure it’s ok to change it into an art work first.
- Think of a phrase or sentence that interests you. It could be something you’ve read in a book or poem, or something you write yourself.
- Decide how you’d like to add these words to your object. You could write them yourself with a pencil, marker or crayon. You could use a stencil to draw on the letters and then add other materials, such as gluing on some sand, feathers, or glitter.
- Think about how you want to present these words. How can you draw attention to what they mean to you, and what you’re trying to say with them?
- You could make your words bold, thin, repeated, erased, small, big, or different colors. Try several ways of writing your words.
- What object and words did you choose? Why?