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celluclay and pringles cans


Date: Mon Mar 22 2004 - 10:37:34 PST

I am teaching 40 kids and we want to make a vase out of pringles cans and put
a gecko on it/

Half of the kids used manilla paper in paper mache glue and covered their
pringles cans.  These kids are 2nd graders and didn't do a very neat job.
Probably the strips were too long so I may have to do something different.

The other half used plaster strips on plastic liquid Creamer jars that are
shaped like vases.
Then while the plaster was still wet we put celluclay on top.
The celluclay kept falling off.  I think on or two may have worked but they
are older kids.
I don't know what to do tomorrow when we begin again.  These are obviously
not working.
Should I use the plaster strips over the manilla paper vases?  The plaster
strips are sure pock marked.
They do cover the surface better though.  I also have plaster sheets.
Any ideas would be so appreciated.  We have a deadline for a fine arts
festival and I want them to be proud of their work.

I thought last night about texture plates I got from Saks.  Maybe I could
press the celluclay onto them and get a really nice op art look and then glue
those to the cans.  Have any of you ever heard of doing that?

I have made paper pulp then pressed into molds and baked for paper art but
that's all.
THanks again in advance.