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Using objects found around the house, create a 1) wacky assemblage and a 2) kinetic assemblage. The first project should include collected items from around the house. We used lots of craft supplies.
The second project should include 1) one collection of similar objects, 2) one moving part, 3) one part that has a "function" or purpose to do a task, and 4) uses one of your body parts.