I am a big fan of geometric shapes, they look modern and fun. In this art lesson we create geometric sculptures using straws and string. The geometric design is inspired by the Scandinavian designs called Himmeli. In this lesson we create a simple Himmeli prism design. These sculptures are used as baby mobiles and Christmas decorations in Sweden and Norway.
A note for homeschoolers and educators. This art project would go great with a Europe Unit Study and also to teach Geometry (angles, shapes, and measurements) in a super fun way!
My kids loved this lesson. I encourage you to give them straws and string to create more designs if they wish at the end of this lesson.
Ready To Create Your Own Straw Sculpture?