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Lesson Plans

Using felt

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Bunki Kramer (
Sun, 11 Aug 1996 13:13:34 -0700

Carol....You didn't mention what age group you teach. I teach middle school
and we sometimes make plaster masks. (If you want me to explain further
how I teach that, let me know.) Anyway, we've made them and occasionally
we do a thin layer of paper mache paper-towels over them and attach them to
a, say, 12x12" laminated or other thin woodboard or old canvas board
(doesn't work well with cardboard as it warps with the wetness). Instead
of painting, we've used discarded leather strips from a leather and tanning
store to shape and "color" our masks. You can do the same thing with
discarded felt pieces! These turn out to be beautiful and unusual "relief"

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, California 94526