Making Objects Speak

What you’ll need

An object with flat surfaces, pencil, marker, or crayon, stencils, glue, sand, feathers, glitter

  1. Find an object around your home with flat surfaces. For example, you could use a mirror, a box, a paper plate, or a book.
  2. You’re going to be adding things to this object, so make sure it’s ok to change it into an art work first.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. You could make your words bold, thin, repeated, erased, small, big, or different colors. Try several ways of writing your words.
  7. What object and words did you choose? Why?