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Re: papier mache-- good projects for 7th, 8th and 9th graders?

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Thu, 21 Oct 1999 21:24:25 EDT

papier Mache is my ultimate favorite thing to do with MS/HS kids! They all
try to be sooo neat, using just their finger tips...Then I get them! Bam! I
"initiate each student. I call them up to the table ask for both of their
hands and "knight" them, masters of the goo!! then I stick both of their
hands in the bucket and make them squish! It's hysterical!

WE loved making sculptural hats. We were studying cubism (another personal
favorite) First we made the "helmet" by covering a balloon with many layers.
once it was dry, we cut it down so it would fit their heads. Next, a band of
cardboard was added to the brim for stability, then the real fun began. They
had to create a "picasso-esque" (sp) portrait. We studied the women of
picasso. There were feet coming out of the sides, eyes on the toes, ears all
over the place. We also used this cellulose paper pulp product which was
great for details. Temper paint and some spray varnish and they loved them!
That is until I told them they had to wear them to assembly! I still giggle
at that one!

Good luck
Gabrielle in Bear Delaware