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Re: paper mache

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Bunki Kramer (
Mon, 17 Feb 1997 12:54:53 -0800

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Hi, Kim.......You don't really need to know definite amts. of each to
use....just know the consistency of the "mache mix" is like medium thin
glue and there are no lumps. Flour tends to "lump" quickly in water and
needs extra time to be squeezed to get get rid of them. Glue works better
but more expensive.
If I were to teach preschoolers, I would use Vano Starch straight from the
bottle. Pour into small containers and let them dip newspaper strips into
the liquid. I like this medium the very best because you can save the
mixture left over for the next year (or the next). It doesn't smell, rot,
whatever after a long period of time. There is no mixing to worry about
either. It costs more, but all the other "goodies" are there! It's
definitely worth it!!!!

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
Danville, California 94526

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