July 10 - 14 Bicycle Helmet Decorating

 After a week's break to observe Independence Day, classes resumed on July 10 and 11 with a bang!  Students at Frank Pierce Rec. Center have fun painting and decorating their very own bicycle helmet. Helmets were donated by Jeeves Law Group.   

After a week's break to observe Independence Day, classes resumed on July 10 and 11 with a bang!

Students at Frank Pierce Rec. Center have fun painting and decorating their very own bicycle helmet. Helmets were donated by Jeeves Law Group.

 

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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.

 This student at Campbell Park chose white fun fur to accent a blue and white helmet. Fun Fur was attached with plastic zip ties or ribbon. Bicycle Helmets were  sized during the student's introductory visit to the Dalí Museum. Helmets were then ordered. Before Helmets could be decorated, the fit required individual adjustment to chin straps and rear tension screws. During class each student was custom fit to the helmet that was their correct size and color choice.  Then the fun really began! 

This student at Campbell Park chose white fun fur to accent a blue and white helmet. Fun Fur was attached with plastic zip ties or ribbon. Bicycle Helmets were  sized during the student's introductory visit to the Dalí Museum. Helmets were then ordered. Before Helmets could be decorated, the fit required individual adjustment to chin straps and rear tension screws. During class each student was custom fit to the helmet that was their correct size and color choice.

Then the fun really began! 

 Uh Oh...look what happened when we took our hair down for helmet fitting!!   

Uh Oh...look what happened when we took our hair down for helmet fitting!!

 

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. 

 Students also received a completion certificate and complimentary Dalí tee shirt with a spiral composed of ants, one of Salvador Dalí's favorite images.

Students also received a completion certificate and complimentary Dalí tee shirt with a spiral composed of ants, one of Salvador Dalí's favorite images.

 Some students at Child's Park Rec. Center chose to paint their helmets prior to decorating the top end. Others at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center decorated their helmets with wild zebra print tapes.

Some students at Child's Park Rec. Center chose to paint their helmets prior to decorating the top end. Others at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center decorated their helmets with wild zebra print tapes.

 And still others chose to top it off with FUN decal stickers and colorful, curled chenille stems!

And still others chose to top it off with FUN decal stickers and colorful, curled chenille stems!

 This student at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center is tying off her chenille stem through the breather holes in the top of the helmet.  Sometimes the stem extension was curled afterward. 

This student at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center is tying off her chenille stem through the breather holes in the top of the helmet.  Sometimes the stem extension was curled afterward. 

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.

 Making an innovative fashion statement...these three girls fashion fur collars out of leftover Fun Fur fabric strips.

Making an innovative fashion statement...these three girls fashion fur collars out of leftover Fun Fur fabric strips.

Any way you slice it, these students had tons of creative fun decorating bicycle helmets!

 Students at Roberts Rec. with Instructor Melissa Wykell

Students at Roberts Rec. with Instructor Melissa Wykell