Garbage Art Project: Deer Head Mount

IMG_1865This was a project Michael Tess made with some of his high school students in his Environmental Science class.  The challenge was to make an art project using the least amount of new materials possible. Having recently seen a deer mount project on pinterest, he happened to walk past a pile of boxes from twenty new computers and thought, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”  

To create the project, Michael held pieces of cardboard on a wall and traced the cut lines while projecting the deer pattern from pinterest. He enlisted a few students to help him cut out the shapes using Exacto knives. After many nervous requests to “cut away from yourself,” and  “many light passes are better than one deep cut,” the students were finished with all the pattern pieces and on to putting it together. At this point the students discovered the joints were loose despite the fasteners so hot glue was used to shore up the deer.  

These kinds of projects are perfectedly suited to make here at Wisconsin Makers!  We have a laser cutter/engraver that could be used to cut out the numerous plans out there for cardboard sculptures and the space to spread out and put them together. Please come visit and take a tour!

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