Paper Planet Family Activity
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Paper Planet is made of paper. What if there were a planet made entirely of letters? Design creatures inspired by a letter of the alphabet. How many can you come up with?
Materials: printable template, markers
Step One: Download and print the template.
Step Two: Follow the directions on the template to create your very own planet.
BONUS: What other things would be on this planet? Perhaps if you were on Planet "L" there would be lakes made of lavender lollipops!
Using your city as an inspiration, create a cityscape out of shapes of paper.
Materials: construction paper, scissors (only for the adults), markers, glue stick
Step One: Cut differently sized squares and rectangles out of the construction paper.
Step Two: Examine the famous city skylines below. What shapes do you see?
Step Three: Using the squares and rectangles, recreate the skyline by laying the pieces of paper down on another piece of paper. If you saw other shapes in the skyline, cut them out and add them to your paper collage. Once you're satisfied with your creation, secure them by using a glue stick.
Step Four: Use your marker to draw windows and doors, along with creatures that might inhabit this place.
In Paper Planet, you enter a new world that is created of paper and sound. Create different worlds in your home simply by using sound.
Materials: the free iOS app, Keezy
Step One: Download the app from the App Store.
Step Two: As a family, brainstorm a list of sounds that you would hear in these places:
• Jungle (HINT: birds, rain, trees rustling, lion roaring)
• An alien planet
Step Three: Pick one of the places. Using the app, one by one record the sounds you hear in this environment. HINT: Play with length of sound! Elongate some sounds, like rainfall or singing birds, by sustaining or repeating them for 5 seconds. Keep other sounds short, like the roar of the lion, and don’t repeat them.
Step Four: Once you have recorded all the tracks, play with pressing the buttons and creating a realistic soundscape of that place. Close your eyes and try to imagine you are there!
Artwork by Katie Diamond
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