How to Make a Statue of Liberty Project

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How to Make a Statue of Liberty Project
Use craft projects to teach about the Statue of Liberty. (clemmesen/stock.xchng)

The Statue of Liberty serves as an international symbol of freedom and democracy and stands tall on Ellis Island, off the coast of New York City. Many students travel to the Statue of Liberty every year to learn about its significance in United States History. However, you can teach your students about the Statue of Liberty without travelling to New York City. When you learn how to make a Statue of Liberty project, you can bring this American symbol right to your classroom.

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Things you need

  • Tape
  • Craft sticks
  • Empty 2-liter soda bottle
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Aluminium foil
  • White tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Yellow paper
  • White paper

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  1. 1

    Make the arm of the Statue of Liberty when you tape two craft sticks together end to end.

  2. 2

    Tape the craft stick tower to the side of the empty soda bottle so the top of the tower rises about 3 inches above the top of the soda bottle.

  3. 3

    Use a pipe cleaner to create the other arm, which holds the book, by taping one-third the pipe cleaner to the other side of the soda bottle.

  4. 4

    Bend the remaining portion of the pipe cleaner so it's doubled up on top of each other and position it at an angle so it can hold the book.

  5. 5

    Attach a craft stick inside the head of the soda bottle using tape.

  6. 6

    Mold a sheet of aluminium foil into a ball and place it on top of the craft stick coming out of the head of the soda bottle. This is the Statue of Liberty's head.

  7. 7

    Wrap the foil, the soda bottle, the pipe cleaner and the craft sticks in white tissue paper. Use tape to secure the tissue paper in place.

  8. 8

    Cut a pipe cleaner in half and curve it to make the crown that adorns the Statue of Liberty's head. If the pipe cleaner is still too long, trim it as necessary so it fits on top of the head you created out of foil.

  9. 9

    Take remaining portions of that pipe cleaner and cut it into several tiny pieces.

  10. 10

    Weave each tiny piece of pipe cleaner around the crown to create angular spikes.

  11. 11

    Add detail work on the Statue of Liberty's face by drawing facial features on the tissue paper using a marker.

  12. 12

    Cut a yellow flame from your yellow piece of paper and a small white book from your white piece of paper. Tape the flame on top of the arm and tape the book on the pipe cleaner arm.

  13. 13

    Drape the body of the Statue of Liberty project in white tissue paper to create what looks like a robe.

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