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Reception recycled fish!

Reception have been looking at the artist Alexander Calder’s fish sculptures. They are made from metal, glass and pottery. He bends and twists the wire to create drawings that hang in space.

We used recycled coat hangers to create the outline of our fish. We pulled really hard on the sides of the coat hanger to bend it into the right shape.

We then used colourful recycled plastic to add scales on to our fish. We thought about how the different colours made us feel.

We attached the plastic with modelling wire – we had to twist the wire around the plastic and coat hanger to hold everything in place.

We thought about where the recycled plastic had come from and why it might be harmful to the fish (or penguins that eat the fish) if it ends up in the ocean.

We also added eyes with thicker wire which was harder to bend!


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