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Re: papier mache sarcophogus

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Stephanie Ignazio (smi)
Tue, 27 Jul 1999 13:43:48 -0400

Hi there and may I say congrats on tackling such a fun..albeit messy
project. My advice to you is use plastic large size garbage bags on your
work areas. this will allow you to keep the papier mache "contained" so to
speak. Papier mache is very messy...make sure you remove the chairs or
stools away from the tables and that the kids don't touch anything BUT their
sarcoph. (It gets on the floor and its a royal pain to clean up. )By using
the garbage bags all you have to do is have a few kids grab edges and pick
up and place in your storage area, also it helps to use the slick surface of
the bags so that the sarcop. don't stick to the surface of the floor,
etc.... I would recommend that you have a few bins of soapy WARM water so
that the kids can clean their hands without being tempted to stand in line
and wait for the sink...scary to think how much papier mache can be passed
during that type of line! I would suggest you use Ross art paste..I have
never had a problem with it and if you mix it up in a large "vat" you can
kep it in storage containers forever..with lids of course. I use large
dishpans to keep it on the tables while the kids work..that way everyone can
reach it. I've done this project before...e-mail me if you want anymore
tips! good luck, stephanie