Pottstown Community Arts, Pottstown, PA

Pottstown Community Arts, Pottstown, PA

Created by Pottstown Community Arts, Pottstown, PA

Artists: Elly, Ishir, Rishi

Title: Animals helping Soldiers

Teacher: Mrs. Haigh

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: A variety of fabric, felt, glue, and Duct tape.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It took us 2 days to complete the project. On the 1st day, the kids created a forest out of forest-related fabric, stacking them one on top of the other. On the 2nd day, they brainstormed how soldiers could have built a log house city with only a limited supply of tools. The local animals were a huge help.

About: The kids thought of unique ways to build a camp using the resources of the forest and nearby farms. Soldiers would use tools that were available, like an axe. If the right tool was not available, one of the soldiers would trade with a nearby farmer. The animals helped. Oxen and bulls are strong; they can pull down trees. The beaver, once caught in a net, would obligingly cut down as many trees as needed. The soldiers lived in tree houses as they were far superior to log cabins. From the high vantage point, soldiers could spot the enemy approaching.

Created by Pottstown Community Arts, Pottstown, PA

Artists: Avery, Brooke, Rishi

Title: From a Forest to a Camp

Teacher: Mrs. Haigh

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: A variety of fabric, felt, glue, and flowers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It took us 2 days to complete the project. On the 1st day, the kids created a forest out of forest-related fabric, stacking them one on top of the other. On the 2nd day, they brainstormed how soldiers could have built a log house city with only a limited supply of tools. The young lady artists asserted that help from the neighborhood girls was the key to success.

About: The kids thought of unique ways to build a camp using the resources of the forest and nearby farms. Soldiers would use tools that were available, like an axe.
Local women, with flowers in their hair, helped cut the trees down. Although 1 log cabin was drawn for the soldiers to live in, it was quickly agreed upon that tree houses were better. The soldiers did not need to trudge through the knee-high snow.