One of my favorite Common Core art projects uses Model Magic to create a colorful patterned snake.
One is for the colors (black, yellow, black, red, or A, B, A, C) and one for the width (thin, wide, wide, or A, B, B). All together you have a pretty great mixture of art and math.
• Plastic Soufflé cup and lid, 5.5 oz., for storage (optional)
1. Divide Model Magic into small tube-like shapes and balls as shown in the diagram.
2. Stick the segments together so that they make one long snake. Make a pattern with the colors (black, yellow, black, red, or A, B, A, C) and one for the width (thin, wide, wide, or A, B, B).
3. Roll the snake gently with fingers to smooth out the shape.
4. Attach a pointy head and eyes.
5. Place the finish snake in a small plastic cup to keep it from drying out. Model Magic creations look great the day they are made, but do not have a long shelf life. I recommend taking digital photos of them in their prime before they start the lose their color and even crack from drying out.