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Lesson Plans

Re: pretty bad day..

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Melissa Chaney (meemo)
Thu, 22 Jul 1999 22:42:59 -0500

When I do papier mache over balloons I tell the kids to try to build up about
three layers before you leave TODAY. That way if the balloon pops we can stick
in a new one and attempt to save it. I stick the balloon into a hole of the
mache or just behind the mask and blow it up to about the same size. It has
only happened to me a few times but it does work if the mache is thick enough.
We just use newspapers in mache paste 3-5 layers then build up the face with
pulp or colored papers.

Melissa Chaney

Sages7 wrote:

> Fellow artsednetters, I am not usually a pouter, but you will have to excuse
> me for today. I have had an awful afternoon. I am teaching an art camp this
> week. Yesterday my students molded masks over balloon armatures. They were
> beautiful! Some of the kids did an amazing job, spending much time laboring
> over their artwork. This afternoon when I went into my classroom to check on
> the drying process I noticed that three of the balloons had popped and the
> masks were no more. They were a combined pile of multicolor paper pulp.
> Heather in GA :)