Ahmal Ahmed says she "didn't know what she was doing" when she made these sculptures. This one she calls "2." 
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Ahmal Ahmed says she "didn't know what she was doing" when she made these sculptures. This one she calls "2."
Credit: Courtesy of Amal Ahmed

PHOTOS: Amazing Sculptures Made By A Student Who 'Didn't Know What She Was Doing'

What makes an artist? A high school art student inadvertently stumbled upon a technique to make ridiculously cool, award-winning sculptures -- using something you have lying around the house. Listen in to learn how.

Plus, a 15-year-old sculptor ponders the dilemma between making art for himself and making the Disney princesses his classmates want to buy.

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