Ciudad de los angeles
For this project we were given a child from an orphanage on the outskirts of Tijuana; the orphanage is called Ciudad De Los Angeles. The children's ages ranged from 3 to 16, with both boys and girls. Once a child was given to us we had to pick an item to make them depending on their age and gender. I was given a a four year old girl named Antonita. Also included with the gift we had to write the child a letter describing a little bit of us and anything we want them to know. So the point of this project was to create something for someone in need, and understand the experience of making a difference in someones life.
Two hour challenge
To help my class get into the creative spirit Mrs. Soler had every student find a partner with a child in the same age group and brainstorm together. My partner, Miguel and I decided to create a hot pink car for our little girls. For our prototype we decided to make a car out of Styrofoam. Since we only had two hours we were not able to fully complete the car but I was able to see what the process would be like.
Personal growth reflection
My DESIGN and support
After designing the prototype I released that creating a car is not something I want to gift, because lots of people were creating modes of transportation. So after many hours of pondering I realized I wanted to make Antoita something cute and a little girly that she could showoff to her friends. I decided to change my design to a snow globe.
process, materials and evaluation
So my process for creating the perfect snow globe was to do as much research as I could on snow globe designs, steps and different types of globes. Once I decided that I wanted a water snow globe I scavenged around my house looking for materials. I found an empty artichoke heart jar that was perfect for the globe, some sea shells that I use to collect, some jewelry beads and some white cloth. Once I had all my supplies I was able to start the building process, I hot glued the sea shells in an elegant format with some blue and brown beads to represent the ocean floor. After that dried I filled the jar with cool tap water and pinches of blue and sliver glitter. I then hot glued the lid on and added fabric to the lid to add some daintiness. To add sparkle I tied a bow and some sliver beads to the side. I do feel that I executed my design with the proper cuteness and I was very proud to have my child receive her gift, I only hopes she enjoys it.