Kindergarten and first grade got in on the Chihuly action as well by designing their own Macchia. Macchia is Italian for spotted. Students discussed how Chihuly created these spotted organic sculptures using glass. We also discussed the differnce between shapes and forms. In order to create their own, stuents decorated a coffee filter. Using watercolor markers, they created patterns shapes and finally spots. The completed designs were attached to a plastic cup with a rubberband and sprayed with liquid starch. When the starch dried the cup was removed to created the form.