This unit, we learned about relief and created clay tiles and used cardboard. The first mini lesson was the clay tile, and was probably the hardest of the two. I think it was a lot harder to create something out of clay than out of cardboard. I created a hibiscus flower with the clay, and a world map with the cardboard. They both were really fun and cool to make and I am happy with the results!
My final project for the unit was a cardboard relief, in which I carved out a tiger. The way I did it was the opposite of the world map relief. Instead of carving out everything except the tiger, I carved the tiger and kept the rest.
I Take Risks
My first idea for this project was to do something with wax. Like carve the picture out of a candle or something but it didn't work out so I decided just to go with the cardboard. I also couldn't decide if it would look good or not with the pattern and lines of the cardboard but I think it turned out really well and I am happy with it.
The last paragraph sort of goes along with this as well. I wasn't sure if my ideas would work, but it ended up alright. My first idea didn't work but I figured it out and decided on the cardboard, which I think was the best choice!