Monday, February 9, 2015

5th grade PHiZZ Sculptures

These sculptures are the latest phenomena created by my 5th grade students. Wow! My kids are pretty comfortable with origami, so I thought this would be a win-win project and I was right!! However, I won't say it's been easy, but with a bit of teamwork, we are doing great. I was worried for a minute that we had bitten off more than we could chew, but the kids really stepped up to the challenge. Now a few of them are PHiZZ junkies and I can't get them to stop :) The sculpture consists of 30 pieces of folded paper units. I bought 5 reams of colored copy paper and we've gone through almost every piece. Prior to folding, I cut the paper down into 8x8 pieces. Yes, my shoulder is experiencing paper cutter syndrome from all the chopping. It took us about 2 class periods to get through all the necessary folding. Students stored their pieces in a large mailing envelope during the course of the project. Building the sculpture was the second hurdle of the assignment and that took about 2 class periods as well. Click here for the link that will take you to the directions as well as a video from the creator of the PHiZZ unit, Tom Hull 


  1. Laura this is awesome! My 4th and 5th graders absolutely love making paper origami (especially ninja stars!) so this is right up their alley. Great project! :)

    1. Thanks, Mollie! Let me know if you go through with it :) I can help you along the way!!


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