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re:clay masks

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From: McKenna, Susan (smckenna_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Oct 15 2000 - 11:26:53 PDT


I have never actually had my kids make
clay masks, but I have had them use clay
as an armature for a paper mache mask.
The kids love it because they get to use
clay, and a lot of it. They build their
idea and then cover it with saran wrap
or tin foil and then paper mache. The
result is a light weight mask, with
fantastic details. The clay is usually
bone dry by the time we finish, so I
just recycle it in a big bucket of water
and in about a week it is ready to use
again. This make me feel like I am
getting twice as much use out of my
materials!

Susan