I have been asked by a couple of my blogger friends about macaroni art. Apparently, when they were in elementary school, they made several macaroni art projects and find it astounding that I haven't done them in my art class. While it is true that I have never in my 12 years of teaching elementary art used macaroni as an artistic medium, I am not opposed to it. In fact, upon further reflection, I took part in a science lab class where the students used macaroni to make a human skeleton. They actually turned out fairly nice. I decided to do a little macaroni art research and came up with a few ideas.
We have done projects that deal with facial expressions and what it looks like to be happy, sad, angry, etc. So this might be a project we can do.
We have most recently made food collages using torn paper as a medium. I see no reason we can't do something similar using macaroni. Now I want a cheeseburger.
I doubt very seriously if any of my students even know who the Spice Girls are. But it would appear that someone out there really, really likes them....and has a lot of time on their hands, lol.
Those are a few of the ideas I had just doing a little web surfing. I'm sure my students can make something really fantastic with macaroni. They can pretty much do anything if I can get them to focus for a few minutes on any one thing, lol. Anyone have any macaroni art stories to share? I can always use more ideas.