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Paper Sculpture


In these activities, you will build several sculptures and explore different ways to connect them, using 3-dimensional objects you find at home.

Grade Levels

Pre-K – 2



Theme/ Big Idea

What makes something a sculpture?

Essential Question

How can you build by folding, curling, rolling, twisting, tearing, arranging and stacking paper?


Materials and Tools

  • Sheets of paper. These can be construction paper, or any kind of scrap paper you can find in your home, such as printer paper, a paper bag, pieces of magazines, newspaper or even old envelopes.
  • A thin, round object like a pencil or pen


Written by Andrea Burgay, Associate Director of Curriculum and Programs 
With support from Julie Applebaum, Senior Director and Sassy Kohlmeyer, Director of Early Childhood Programs 
Hasna Muhammad, Ed.D., Chair, Board of Directors, Studio in a School Association 
Alison Scott-Williams, President, Studio in a School NYC

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