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elbow mushrooms2 HME

1st grade elbow mushrooms. Clay was used to make the mushroom caps...students worked with a partner to form a ball of clay by pressing it over their elbow. The caps were kiln fired, glazed, and fired again. Fallen branches were cut and glued to the mushroom caps and the students planted them around the flag ploe garden in front of Horace Mann Elementary. The mushrooms were installed through out the Fall and then sent home with students.


A week after instillation, we had some really rainy weather and to our delight...REAL MUSHROOMS grew in the garden right next to their art work. We told the kids the real mushrooms wanted to grow in the beautiful place they had created with their work!!

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Taken on September 24, 2009