MAKING FOR KIDS!
Literacy for your imagination
David Walczyk, EdD
MAKING is
Creative Play
MAKING uses
the imagination
Start with some stuff
and MAKE something from it.
Spend time together MAKING...
to foster artistic literacy.
Today...
Blinkybugs.
Invented by...
Ken Murphy.
Ready?
Our goal
Battery test
Text
1
Battery test
Text
2
Eyes
1 2
Eyes
3 4
Eyes
5
Antennae
1
Antennae
Text
2
1/4”
5/8”
7/8”
1 1/4”
Antennae
3 4
Antennae
5
bend between
5/8”
and
7/8”
Antennae
6
bend again at
1/4”
and
1 1/4”
Antennae
7
Antennae
8 9
Body
1 2use larger piece
Body
3 4tape to positive side
Body
5
Body
6
Body
7
Body
8
Legs
Cut into
3
4”
pieces
1
Legs
2
Legs
3
Legs
4
Adjustments
Adjustments
might take a
bit...
it’s part of the
fun (really)
If you can think it,
you can probably MAKE it.
Thanks.
photos by : David Walczyk and Ken Murphy
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Making for Kids!

  1. 1. MAKING FOR KIDS! Literacy for your imagination David Walczyk, EdD
  2. 2. MAKING is Creative Play
  3. 3. MAKING uses the imagination
  4. 4. Start with some stuff and MAKE something from it.
  5. 5. Spend time together MAKING...
  6. 6. to foster artistic literacy.
  7. 7. Today... Blinkybugs.
  8. 8. Invented by... Ken Murphy.
  9. 9. Ready?
  10. 10. Our goal
  11. 11. Battery test Text 1
  12. 12. Battery test Text 2
  13. 13. Eyes 1 2
  14. 14. Eyes 3 4
  15. 15. Eyes 5
  16. 16. Antennae 1
  17. 17. Antennae Text 2 1/4” 5/8” 7/8” 1 1/4”
  18. 18. Antennae 3 4
  19. 19. Antennae 5 bend between 5/8” and 7/8”
  20. 20. Antennae 6 bend again at 1/4” and 1 1/4”
  21. 21. Antennae 7
  22. 22. Antennae 8 9
  23. 23. Body 1 2use larger piece
  24. 24. Body 3 4tape to positive side
  25. 25. Body 5
  26. 26. Body 6
  27. 27. Body 7
  28. 28. Body 8
  29. 29. Legs Cut into 3 4” pieces 1
  30. 30. Legs 2
  31. 31. Legs 3
  32. 32. Legs 4
  33. 33. Adjustments Adjustments might take a bit... it’s part of the fun (really)
  34. 34. If you can think it, you can probably MAKE it. Thanks. photos by : David Walczyk and Ken Murphy
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