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Re: Screamers


Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 18:17:14 PST

I would think your best bet would be to cover the newspaper
wadding with tin foil so the paper doesn't get soaked. And
make sure that the armature is good and strong--my
experience with papier mache (and rigid wrap too) is that
it's a major, major mistake to assume that the eventual
strength of the dry shell can compensate for beginning with
a flimsy armature.

We just finished the tin foil sculptures that were talked
about earlier and the same thing goes for them.

Linda P.

---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 09:39:43 -0700
>From: Woody Duncan <>
>Subject: Re: Screamers
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
> I would be concerned that the weight of the
>would be a problem. How well did it work when you did a
sample ?
>Kids often use more material and even the best ideas can
> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> wrote:
>> I just started screamers this morning with my art club
kiddos - 3rd
>> through 5th grade. I've never made a "screamer" before,
but saw some
>> from this list. We have been rolling and crumpling
newspaper and
>> taping. Is this the "right" way to begin? Rather than
paper mache, we
>> will be using plaster craft and painting.
>> Do any teachers who have done this project before have
any tips? I'm a
>> bit concerned about the stability of the newspaper and
worried about
>> whether it will support the plaster.
>> I'll share pictures when when we finish. The kids are
very excited
>> about this project!
>> Jill in Colorado
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