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Lesson Plans

Re: Plaster mask project

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Louise (
Wed, 8 Apr 1998 07:47:54 -0500

>New art teacher here.... (but rapidly getting old, count the new gray
>Has anyone used the plaster-impregnated strips...... and can advise me about
>the media?? I want to do a simple mask project with 6th graders. It has been
>a long-standing art tradition in my school to do this with 6th, so I hate to
>disappoint. I've heard you can put vaseline on their faces,,, or plastic wrap
>(with holes cut for nose)... How long does this need to dry on their faces,
>and how many layers are needed? I don't think I want to mache' over it,,,,
>just paint. I have 90 students and 2 20- pound boxes of strips. Does this
>sound like enough material???

I did this the first year I taught to h. S. kids and almost lost a few not
to mention my job! BEWARE...........................