We had a special project for Chapter 32: The American Kingdoms. I went out to Art in History and ordered 16 of the Aztec Quetzalcoatl sculptures. The kids had a GREAT time painting these, and if you’re a homeschooler, or even if you have a classroom environment, like we do, I HIGHLY recommend this company! Each sculpture comes with everything you need: the sculpture, Styrofoam plates (for palettes), a NICE brush, a sponge, paint, and a great box to store it in. Yes, even the packaging is nice!
I’d like to give a special shout-out to Brian Card. He’s the regional manager, and he held my hand through the entire process. I was even sent a free sample to try out before buying the 16 sculptures! He’s the bomb-diggety.
The entire process took three class periods. It’s important to emphasize that while the sculptures need two coats of paint, the paint dries fairly quickly. However, you’ll still want to allow for enough time when painting them.
Here’s our process:
And here are the finished results!