Tuesday, April 13, 2010
SHOTGUN Shell Jewelry...5th Grade Business Day Project at HCES
Well, we have made it to 5th grade in our school career with our daughter! Mary Frances had to create a Business Day project for school. The 5th grade teachers have this down to a Science! Let me tell you - the project is broken down into frequent deadlines with a follow-up rubric for grading. Kids have created many things over my 7+ years at this school. (melted crayons, bottle cap necklaces, food, cookies, drinks, slime, ...you get the idea) Well, the purpose of the project is for them to have a new perspective on how a small business is run from all aspects of the business. (This unit covers all subjects across the board!) They have to earn...fake $ through out the year (that is another blog post...cool idea though - helps them learn to balance a check book, too!)
Anyway, they have to create a business, name it, advertise for it, buy a business licence for it and create the product without spending over a minimal amount of $. Yep, folks it is do-able! They can have donations and such...enough about the project...let us move on to MF's coolzy idea!
Well, about a year ago...when I was blog stalking others before I got the courage to start this one with 1965, I ran across this cool project that was jewelry made from shotgun shells! I showed MF and she was like Wahoooo....that is what I want to make in 5th grade. Ok, so we just happen to be on a friends hunting land and they were shooting skeet...I was like...ummm...can we have those shells when yall are done! They bagged them up and we brought them home. If you follow the photos above, you will be able to figure out how we did them.
I had tons of beads, jewelry findings and such in my studio at home left over from art camps that 1965 and I have done in the past. Left Brain (Daddy) had all the electrical tools in his wood-working workshop! MF made 19 key chains, 1 bracelet and 63 necklaces. She made 1 to keep for herself and not to sell. She is sporting it today at school to drum up some business for herself! (Yes, 1965 if you are reading this...we saved you one too!) MF named her line of jewelry "I CALL SHOT GUN" Thought that was pretty clever and a play on her words, too!
As a mom that works full time, when some of these school projects come home in the form of that dreaded homework...I am like...UGH! But this one, was one that we got all excited about! If you have any questions on how we made them, just leave it in the comments and I'll get back with you! I downloaded them all to Shutterfly in hopes that you can see all of them on this link. I hope it works!
Peace, Love and all things Artsy.....x0x, Kim 1969