Pull-Tab Snake

Illustration Elements

Illustration Éléments

Illustration Sub-competencies


Students were given the challenge of creating an artistic piece inspired by something from the animal world but constructed from mass-produced objects.


Teacher Observation

This student selected pop can pull-tabs, linking them together to create a snake. She reasoned that the pull-tabs, which are similar to links in a chain, could be fastened together in order to create a continuous structure. She re-contextualized the pull-tabs, transforming them from tabs, to links, to the “scales” of a snake. When she ran into some difficulty with the pieces adhering to one another, she decided to add a tiny drop of hot glue to each link.

Student Work Sample