⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Back to School DIY with Sugru: Creative and Practical Projects for Students

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Back to School DIY with Sugru: Creative and Practical Projects for Students

Grade Level: 6-12

Subject: Art/Crafts

Objective: Students will explore the versatility of Sugru, a moldable glue, by creating practical and creative DIY projects for back-to-school purposes.

Materials Needed:
- Sugru (assorted colors)
- Various school supplies (pencils, rulers, erasers, etc.)
- Craft materials (scissors, markers, stickers, etc.)
- Optional: small containers for organizing projects


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Introduce Sugru as a moldable glue that can be used for various DIY projects.
- Discuss the benefits of using Sugru for crafting, such as its ability to bond to different materials and its flexibility when dry.
- Engage students by asking if they have any prior experience or ideas for using Sugru.

2. Exploring Sugru Possibilities (15 minutes):
- Provide a variety of school supplies and craft materials for students to examine.
- Explain that the goal is to identify areas where Sugru can be used to enhance or improve these items.
- Encourage students to think creatively and consider practical applications for their projects.

3. Brainstorming and Planning (15 minutes):
- In small groups or individually, have students brainstorm and plan their DIY projects using Sugru.
- Encourage them to sketch their ideas, make notes, and consider materials and techniques they will use.
- Provide guidance and suggestions as needed.

4. DIY Project Creation (40 minutes):
- Distribute Sugru, craft materials, and school supplies to each student or group.
- Instruct students to start creating their DIY projects based on their plans.
- Encourage them to experiment with different techniques and be innovative with their designs.
- Offer assistance and guidance throughout the process.

5. Presentation and Reflection (15 minutes):
- Have students present their completed DIY projects to the class.
- Each student/group should explain their project, its purpose, and how Sugru was utilized.
- Encourage constructive feedback and questions from classmates.
- Facilitate a class discussion on the creative and practical applications of Sugru in back-to-school settings.

6. Clean-up and Organization (10 minutes):
- Instruct students to clean up their work areas and organize their completed projects.
- Optional: Provide small containers or compartments for students to store and display their DIY projects.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Summarize the versatility of Sugru and its potential for creative DIY projects.
- Encourage students to continue exploring and experimenting with Sugru in their future crafting endeavors.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.5: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.C: Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1.D: Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives.

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