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Lesson 8: Painting Details on Sculpture Puppets


We will use small brushes to paint details on our sculptures. Students will understand how to use small flat and round brushes to paint details on their sculptures.

Grade Level



Paper Mâché, Sculpture

  • Unit & Lessons


  • Puppets
  • Acrylic paint 
  • Large and small, flat and round paintbrushes 
  • Paper towels
  • Sponges


Step 1

Discuss possible details for sculptures.

Step 2

Demonstrate mixing new colors and adding details using a small brush.

Step 3

Have students brainstorm possible details with a partner.

Step 4

Have students mix colors and paint details.


Students will turn and talk with a partner to share ideas about their character’s personality.

Writing Prompt (Optional):

Students will write what they shared with their partner using sentence starters. Students will draft the beginning of their final writing pieces using sentence starters.

My character’s name is ______.
My character wants ______.
My character feels ______.
My character can/cannot ______.