Cardboard Tube Relief Sculptures

Trash becomes art! My 7th grade students made these beautiful low relief sculptures with paper towel and toilet paper cardboard tubes! After measuring and cutting the tubes into 1/2″ rings, students shaped the pieces by folding, cutting, curling and bending. They created arrangements on 8” squares of cardboard and fixed them in place with white glue. Final embellishments were done with spray paint and Metallic pen. This lesson was based on THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL by fellow middle school art teacher, Bethany Thiele. (Find her awesome Youtube channel here!) Social Media has been a great way for me to connect with art teachers around the world, and it is fun to share and borrow ideas!

Here is AN INSTRUCTION PACKET I made which explains the steps we did to create this project.

Here is a downloadable version of the packet:

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