Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fun...with Ugly Dolls



I was looking for a project that would keep my 7th graders engaged, and creating their own "Ugly Dolls" was just the ticket. Ugly Dolls were created by David Horvath and his wife Sun-Min Kim. Check out the cute story of how they originated at: www.uglydolls.com/#/about/

Here are a few close-ups of my students' work. They also created an environmet for their dolls and filled out a worksheet that described their dolls name and charateristics. This project was a big hit!



10 comments:

  1. I like those! Art was one of my favorite subjects in school. I sometimes miss having that one hour of scheduled expression. Would you recommend these dolls for toddlers? Maybe it's something I could do with my son when he is a bit older?

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  2. They look more like cutie dolls than ugly dolls .. I like all of the ones with horns! They did such a great job! I'm glad it was a hit!

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  3. Rico, the lesson is pretty involved, but not hard. You could make one for Lalo, or wait until he is in school.

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  4. I love the ugly doll lesson, as a matter of fact I have a tiny ugly doll hanging from my rear-view mirror! Lol, great blog too!

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  5. ooh, love these! do you have a tutorial! i'm thinking i could modify this down for my fifth graders. they would LOVE this!
    www.ourartlately.blogspot.com

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  6. SO CUTE, love this! They turned out great, I bet the 7th graders really loved creating these.
    Molly
    artideasthatgrow.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you for some great ideas. If you are interested in major inspiration, please plan on attending the annual convention. This year it is in Seattle, Washington, March 17-20, 2011, at the Seattle Convention Center. Go to www.NAEA-reston.org to find out more and to register to attend.

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  8. This just made me think so much why this dolls are called "ugly dolls" when in fact they are cute. I can see that they are soft to hold. Nice!

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  9. LOVE these and I have SO much extra felt at school! Do you have a tutorial for this? I am not great with sewing and wanted to know how you tackle this with your students. Thanks!
    bebe7299@comcast.net

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