I might or might not have been saving up some straws for this project. :) It's a fun way to upcycle some used straws (wash them & let them dry before storing them). There are several straw-melting tutorials on the internet, including this one.
If you try this project, be careful & do it at your own risk, as it uses heat & melting things. If you're a kid, make sure to have a responsible adult help you.
straws (red, blue, clear)
aluminum foil (some tutorials use baking paper I think)
towel or ironing board
And there you have it! You could use this for a suncatcher, keychain, etc. You could also have your students do the patterning of the straws & then the cutting out the harp shape (make sure it's cooled!). You'll probably want to do the ironing step since it could be a bit dangerous. Each student could take one home as a practice aid for remembering the colors of each string. How would you use it?
I've got another melted straw project planned for the future too!
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