These become the basis for our wire sculptures. We spend 2 or three days exploring wire with pliers. The first day I have them make a food item on their own. The next we make a cube, and the following day a sphere. These latter two are turned into food items so they can understand what I mean by working in 3D. If not, the projects tend to be very flat like drawings. This is the video I use with them as an introduction. I have another version HERE, a bit more generic for wire.
To me, the wire food is like a "ghost" of the food that should be there. It allows you to read the fact, but also enhances the visual message.
As we work, students use 527 Glue (A modeling cement) to hold finished pieces onto their final paper. I have two kinds of wire available, both from Nasco HERE and HERE.
Because each student finds a unique hunger fact, and creates food they personally like, each project is unique and shows the choices they have made along the way.