Get wired for beaded fish
Alexander Calder's wire "Fish" (1944) inspired these 2nd graders to construct their own wire fish sculpture using OLD telephone wire, pipe cleaners and beads. I got the wire from my art teacher partner (now retired) and she got it about 15years before that!
For storage students put their work into a quart size Ziplock bag, beads and all. To keep the bags from puffing up show kids how to leave a slight opening when sealing the bag.