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paper mache sarcophagi

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Angela Conger (angelaconger)
Tue, 27 Jul 1999 01:29:54 EDT

Hello everyone! I have recently subscribed, and as a second year visual
arts teacher...I am seeking some advice. Each year our sixth grade
students, like many others, study Ancient Egypt. Our faculty works together
and the culminating event is a student museum. This year, I want to take
the sarcophagi a few steps farther. I have three classes of sixth graders
(approx. 25 students per class), and they will be split groups. I plan on
using papier-mache and sturdy cardboard/posterboard for the sarcophagi.
Each group will create a two foot sarcophagus (Last year, we made life size
two-dimensional designs). I have never made/used paper mache in my
classroom. Do you have any ideas as to how I can make things run as
smoothly as possible, clean-up procedures, etc.? I don't want a project
with great learning potential to turn into a great big mess! Beside my
classroom I have a large sink and cleaning facilities. However, I have
seventh and eighth grade students throughout the day and I will not be able
to do paper mache with them. What advice do you have in regards to paper
mache procedures? Thank you for taking the time to respond. I will greatly
appreciate it! -----Angela

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