"This could be very cool! Are you going to build the
have them cover it with the paper machete?"
Yes, I'd have to build the armature. I'd not sure
what is the best material to use. I wouldn't want the
final work to be too heavy because it would probably
have to be moved often to so the janitors can clean.
I suppose I could used some lightweight wood or pvc
pipe for the "skeleton" then add ballons for the
"muscle" and then let the kids and the "hide" by
putting on the paper mache.
I definitely want to have several group projects that
will be left in the school on a more or less permenant
--- "M.Austin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This could be very cool! Are you going to build the
> armature yourself and
> have them cover it with the paper machete? I really
> like this idea! Our
> mascot is a mustang, but that's doable.
> > I'm tempted to have all the classes work on a
> > paper-mache sculpture of the school mascot (a ram)
> > over the course of a week. Some of the classes
> > add layers to the sculpture while others finish it
> > by painting it. The end result would be a giant
> > sculpture that could be on display in the school
> > they can all say they worked on it. It would
> > literally be a paper-mache mascot.
> I do something similiar, using paint and some goop
> (it turns into a silly
> putty) I purchased from some company. What I did was
> put students in groups
> of 3, and gave each student one primary color. Then
> they had to pull their
> goop in 1/2, and then give one half to the person on
> their right. They mixed
> the two colors together and discussed what color
> they made. None made the
> same color, and it was interesting hearing them
> discuss how their colors
> were made.
> > I do need more suggestions for teaching the
> > kiddies. Last year I started off teaching them
> > mixing by using small balls of primary colored
> > Play-Doh. I handed certain students two different
> > colored balls and asked them to blend them
> > with their hands to see what color they would get.
> > Most of the kids didn't know about color mixing so
> > they argued about what the end result would be
> > time. Unfortunately I didn't have enough Play-Doh
> > all of them to experiment so a lot of them were
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