Making Sculptural “Wild Things” (Session 1)

By Paula Briggs

This resource forms part of a series which enable primary-aged children to explore drawing and making inspired by Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are”. See all the resources in this series here.

In this session (the 6th in the series), children explore working in three dimensions to make sculptural “wild things”

Making Wild Things!

You Will Need:

  • Plastic bags (or bin bags or newspaper)
  • Sellotape
  • Images from “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

Time: 1 hr


  • The opportunity to explore a key sculptural concepts of balance.
  • The opportunity to experience how materials can be manipulated and transformed.
  • Experience in “design through making”.
  • The creation of an “armature”, ready for the next session.

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