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School Demonstrations

Rock On Ice can provide schools with fun, educational, interactive activities. We visited General Rosecrans Elementary on two separate occasions for interactive demonstrations: soap carving a turkey, and building an ice castle wall.

For “Pioneer Days” we used about 80 bar soaps to create this turkey carved from soap. Master carver, Greg Butauski, pre-carved the head and body. Bars of soap were carved into feathers by the students, and then were secured in place with toothpicks.
The students were very excited to get to participate in this fun, hands-on activity!

Soap carving preparation

 

 

 

 

 

Greg sculpted the body of the turkey from a 5lb. block of soap.

Soap Carving School Demonstration Teaching the Class How to Carve

 

 

 

 

 

Students in groups of 8 were taught how to sculpt
feathers from a bar of soap.

Soap Carving Demonstration Adding Feathers

 

 

 

 

 

As they completed the feathers, Greg added them
to the turkey with toothpicks.

Soap Carving Adding Feathers with Toothpicks

 

 

 

 

 

Each child was able to see where their feather
was placed on the turkey. This was a great activity
in which the whole 2nd  grade class contributed.

Turkey Soap Carving Completed

 

 

 

 

 

The completed turkey. The feedback from students
was overwhelming – they commented that this was
their favorite of all the activities that day!

 

For a different event at the school, we came in
to build an ice castle wall. Ice blocks were pre-carved
and brought in for the students.

Ice-Castle-School-Demonstration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students stack the ice blocks to build up the wall.

Ice-Castle-School-Demonstration-Building-the-Wall

 

 

 

 

 

The ice blocks are held together by fusion. The wall
grows taller as each student gets to place their block.
How cool! 

Ice-Castle-Wall-School-DemonstrationIce-Castle-School-Demonstration-Completed-Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg adds some finishing touches to the wall.
This is a great interactive activity for a small
space such as an individual classroom.

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