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sky blues, rusty reds, ocher yellows, black, and white were common
....hmmm you know, if gourds are hard to come by oranges would work too,
but it takes quite a while to dry them hard (unless you have silica gel or
other flower drying stuff) they need to be lightly stuffed with a paper
towel to keep their shape. It requires some delicacy to get the orange
out without tearing the peel.
On Thu, 24 Apr 1997 Bjames3303 wrote:
> I do a Latin American art project making maracas with the 6th grade. I use
> Leggs eggs-- you will have to collect them for a while. Then I hold the end
> above a candle flame to soften the plastic enough to allow me to insert a
> popcycle stick. Tape in place. Put a few stones or beans inside the egg and
> tape shut. Cover the whole thing with paper mache', especially around the
> handle joint, and let dry. Paint in traditional colors and designs. I also
> have a few other ideas for Latin american art activities and games and
> dances. If you would like more send me your snail mail address. Good luck.