4th and 5th graders worked on a collaborative art project inspired by the stair railings at the City Museum. Using recycled paper towel tubes from our school; students first painted their cardboard tube a solid color. Then students created a plan by drawing four patterned designs onto construction paper. Afterwards students used their plans as a guide for decorating their tube with paint. The finished tubes were taped in sets of three and wrapped around a stair railing.