Over the years, we have done several class projects. This year, I was looking for living wax museum project ideas for my youngest daughter’s last project in elementary school.
Every year, the 5th graders put on a living wax museum of historical figures. Each student researches their chosen historical figure and creates a display about them.
The poster/display usually contains the historical figure’s name, photos, a timeline of their life, and some facts about them and their achievements.
On the day of the museum, the students dress up like their historical figures. As you walk around the room, you can step on any students’ ‘red button’ and they’ll give you a quick speech about their chosen historical figure.
Here are some wax museum project ideas for your 5th grader:
Wax Museum Project Ideas for Girls
Lainey was Florence Nightingale for her 5th grade wax museum. We put together the DIY costume in one evening using an apron, acrylic paint, and a black dress.
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Lyvi was Amelia Earhart in her living wax museum. We ordered the hat from Amazon, but it was way too hot for a jacket, so she just wore a white collared shirt and black pants.
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Rosie the Riveter
Wax Museum Project Ideas for Boys
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