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RE: Paper Mache Animals-long post + Eric Carle lesson for Elem.


From: Kimberly Herbert (kimberly_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 19:35:14 PDT

Thanks, I'm meeting with the exhibit people tomorrow I'll show them your
e-mail. I think that halters will work best, but we have to use fish line
(museum thing), unless we can talk HT into the garland idea. Maybe.

I'm driving the fine arts people nuts right now. I have CAM booked through
May 2002 and am working on Summer 2002. They are working on Jan. 2001. The
good thing is if I get CAM stuff on their exhibit schedule, hopefully they
won't overlap change out times with us. We use the same exhibit staff for
hanging and packing. In August they were changing 4 galleries (3 exhibits)
at the same time, and they have to store our crates. (no space here). Good
point is maybe we can overlap themes, makes it easier for education staff to
develop materials.

Kimberly Herbert (
CAM Administrator
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum

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Subject: Re: Paper Mache Animals-long post + Eric Carle lesson for Elem.

Build and paint the paper mache animals and then tie on a wire "halter".
I would be concerned, like you, with wire protruding from the piece being
ripped out
or straining and fraying the edges where the exit wire comes out.
The halters could be decorated with crepe paper or garlands.
We have a HUGE ( 7'X5') Dragon in our art room and we couldn't even get his
supported by wire from the ceiling. ( He sat on a table) Unless the piece is
small and light, the weight of the wire tears into the piece.
Goodluck-Patti (
PS. I did an assignment with Eric Carle theme.
Each student drew a picture of an animal that filled a 12X18 sheet of paper.
Each table of students took turns decorating a sheet of construction paper
watercolor dye. ( Not washable paint--- but brillant colors.)
We had each table ( four children per table) with two analogous colors of
watercolor dye. Six tables total , we ended up with 24 sheets of paper in;
Then the students used their animal drawings as tracers and cut each section
of their drawing out from our colored papers.
Just like Eric Carle. They pieced the picture back together with glue, and
Ther own Eric Carle Animal Picture!!

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