Saturday, April 28, 2012

Twisted Paper Sculptures

Today I am sharing a Paper Sculpture Project using just a few materials: Construction paper, scissors, glue, and paper clips (or tape). Enjoy!

First,  pick two sheets of construction paper that are different colors.

Then,  put glue on one of the pieces of construction paper.

Glue the two pieces of construction paper together like this.  With younger kids you may want to glue for them.

Now cut into you your paper with all different lines:  curvy, straight, wavy, zig-zag..... Do not cut any pieces off.  You could use those fancy scissors that cut different designs too.

Next gather your glue (tape), and paper clips.

Start twisting your papers every which way and use glue to stick and paper clips to hold the bend in shape.  For younger children that may have difficulty using paper clips (like my 5 year old),  you may want them to just use tape to hold their sculptures together.  Kids love tape.

Here is one of our sculptures drying with paper clips so it won't come apart.

Here are our finished Twisted Paper Sculptures.  You can see how cool the variety of color adds to the look of the sculptures.

If you like this'll Love our Construction Paper Strip Sculptures too.  Find out how to make them here.  

What have you been making with construction paper?

Melissa Jordan blogs over at The Chocolate Muffin Tree.  She is a former Elementary Art Teacher who loves inspiring other s with ideas on her blog.  Many of these activities she does with her 5 year old daughter.


  1. This sounds great! I just up a post on my blog about how to integrate the arts with the story "The Caterpillar and the Polliwog". Come and check it out if you can. I would love to be a contributor to this site. Could someone tell me how to go about it? Thanks!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

    1. Thanks Sharon. I love when literature and art are integrated.
      Click on the "Contact us" on top to contact Debbie for questions.

  2. 3D art for ECERS!beautiful and simple, thank you!

  3. I love it, they look like so much fun.

    1. Thanks Ali. I know you'll have a creative twist to it.

  4. What a great process-art project, Melissa! I love that it's so attractive and helps develop a number of skills at the same time. I pinned your post to my Kids' Art Projects board at

    1. Thanks Deb. Yes it does develop quite a number of skills. Thanks for the pin.

  5. Glad I found your blog. I am your newest follower.
    Classroom Companion

  6. These are beautiful! I love the process too!

  7. My kids would love that. And it inspires creativity as well!


  8. Loved this idea! Will do this with my K3 class next week. Thank you for sharing!


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