Wednesday, October 20, 2010

making foxes

Today, with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at CSS we made foxes in the wood shop. They are studying mammals from the local forest, and the fox is one of my favorites. The kids loved the project, but decided to give their foxes some special decoration in vibrant colors. Here in the Ozark forest, we have silver foxes, and gray foxes in addition to the more often illustrated red variation. Today, I learned that in children's imaginations, they also come in blue and green and wear clothing. It was a fun time in the wood shop.

To make these, the kids cut out the bodies, drill holes for the legs which I provided already cut in the right length. I cut out the faces using a scroll saw, and pre-drilled the nail holes, as I have learned that they split very easily if I do not.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So you don't have cherry red foxes in Arkansas? Well, we don't here either. And they hardly ever wear clothes...

Mario