On the last day of our three day Styrofoam sculpture project the students painted their sculptures. The students made palettes on paper plates. They mixed their own unique colors using primary and secondary colors. Almost all used brushes to apply the paint, but some used their fingers as brushes. The plaster strips created many nooks and crannies that were challenging to cover in paint. However, I thought the white areas left behind created texture. Some students who were absent last week used masking tape to cover their Styrofoam sculptures and that worked well too. A wide variety of materials were used for this project. Each phase entailed a great deal of work. I am very proud of my students, who never lost interest or energy.