Students were challenged to decorate their bicycle helmets with paint, stickers, translucent ribbons, chenille stems, glitter stars and 3" fun fur mowhawks!! Fabrics included silver tinsel on black fun fur, fire engine red fun fur and blue/pink/purple fun fur. Fun fur mowhawks were attached without the use of glue since many glues can compromise the safety crash rating of a bicycle helmet.
Students keep their helmets and will use them for the first time on Tuesday July 18th when they participate in a Bicycle Rodeo at Albert Whitted Park just east of the Dalí Museum. The rodeo will be staged by the Dalí Museum and John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
Weaves, extensions, pony tails and beads can cause a bicycle helmet to seat incorrectly. It is best for hair to be down when fitting a helmet to a student's head.
Ms Laura, Instructor at Thomas "Jet" Jackson demonstrates how to apply tape to cover the bottom portion of a helmet.
A class at Robert's Rec. Center is fully engaged in this fun and unusual project!
A student at Robert's Rec. Center embellishes her twisted chenille stems with foamie stars and adds stickers to her shirt.
Any way you slice it, these students had tons of creative fun decorating bicycle helmets!