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Re: Papier Mache

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lindwood_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Mar 14 2004 - 05:40:27 PST


We all know how the end of the year will now race before us, always
winning! I have a sewing project that I do annually that I have waited
too long to finish. I'm now trying to think of how to streamline it so
that we could do something shorter. Maybe this year we'll applique on
pillows. Usually my kids design patterns and cut out parts for stuffed
animals. It takes at least 8 weeks, with lots of parent help.
Appliqueing on pillows should take a shorter time. Even then, I'll have
to have some good suggestions ready! What about hot glued wood scraps
and then paint them or not? A small paper mache project where you could
use yarn skein cones (available in large quantities through Sax, I
think) for bodies, or plastic soap bottle (or similar) bodies, and let
them add heads and arms out of newspaper. All you would have to do is
tape the newspaper faces/arms fully, perhaps drape out the clothing into
robes? You could drape pieces of toilet paper clay on for hair,
clothing, etc. That sounds like maybe two weeks to make, two weeks to
paper mache, and one week to paint? Maybe, maybe not.

Linda Woods

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 click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.

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