Art, Creative Thinking, Education, K-12, Student Products

Theme Park Mascot Winner

Winner! -
Winner! -Shelly is an underwater bunny made out of socks, buttons, and rubber bands. When put underwater, she will float and sink alternately.


This summer, some other GT teachers and I got together to host some free online classes through Edmodo for our 3rd-5th graders.  My class is called, “Make a Theme Park.”  Each week, the students are invited to make something for a theme park that they have imagined. For the 1st week, the challenge was to build a model of a theme park ride, and the fantabulous Joey Hudy judged.  You can see the post I did on the winners here.  

Last week, the students were assigned to create Theme Park mascots.  Braeden, Puppeteer Extraordinaire, was our “celebrity judge” for the week. (You can learn more about Braeden in this post.)  After viewing a great introduction video from Braeden and exploring some links I made, the students posted videos and/or pictures of their mascots by Thursday evening on Padlets that I created for the purpose. Braeden gave some awesome feedback for each one.  As you can see from the picture above, Shelly The Underwater Sock Bunny was the winner.  Some of the other fabulous entries were:

LollyPop -Her arms move in a way that looks like she’s cheering and her legs look like she’s running. I made her out of popsicle sticks, straws, and fishing line.


Jerry the Rescue Turtle
Jerry the Rescue Turtle – a turtle with a rainbow back to represent all the rescued sea creatures. He is made inside a building game named Minecraft.


Origami Kittyana Jones
Origami Kittyana Jones – made completely out of paper. 


Mr. Van Tri-Sport
Mr. Van Tri-Sport -made up of three different sports. The head is a hockey puck, he’s dribbling a basketball, and in the other hand he’s holding a baseball bat! It’s completely made out of k’nex, except for the bat, ball, and face.

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