In no time at all they ended up in these wonderful wads:
The wads got bigger and bigger!
Unfortunately, they were getting all over the ground and it was very difficult to clean up without getting dirt and wood chips mixed in. I told the children I would move the table to a better surface so that we wouldn't have to worry about cleaning up so much.
The next day we moved the table. I thought the wads of straws were so interesting I brought out a large piece of cardboard from our recycle room and we added the wads to the cardboard. I thought we would do some individual sculptures but everyone wanted to add to it.
We added just about every single straw and it kept growing and growing!
Until finally it looked like this:
This is what they had to say:
E: It's a big, puffy, prickly, mountain.
S: It look like Willis Tower and the little tower.
S: It looks like a tiki hut.
J: We made a bridge!
R: It's the three little pigs!