Brain model refrigerator magnetellenjmchenry
Purpose of project: To reinforce concepts students are learning about brain anatomy.
Age level: any age
Time required: 30-40 minutes if you do it all in one session (which means you have the correct color of Model Magic and don’t need to paint it). You can do this in two sessions, doing the front one day and the back another (allow 15-20 minutes for each session).
Materials you will need: Model Magic sculpting dough (two colors: red or pink, and peach, if you can get it, see note below about what to do if you can only get white or brown), a piece of foam core or corrugated cardboard, a copy of the pattern page printed onto card stock, colored pencils, adhesive backed magnets (at least 1/2″ diameter)
NOTE: If you can only get Model Magic in white or brown, you can go ahead and use it and just paint it when dry. You can use a peach-colored acrylic paint (sold in bottles for less than a dollar at any craft store or craft department). Let your sculpture dry thoroughly, then paint. The paint dries quickly but can be hurried even more if you blow dry it with a hairdryer. With a hairdryer it will dry in about 5 minutes.