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Re: paper mache


From: Mark Alexander (malexander06_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 04:26:23 PDT

I use 1 gallon Rubbermaid jugs for paper mache paste. Originally designed
for juice in the fridge, their screw top (for mixing) and snap seal pour
spout (for dispensing) make them perfect for paste. I usually have two
gallons mixed at all times, because it works best if mixed a day ahead of
time. When we finish one up, its time to mix another. I mix it right in the
jug, and the substantial built in handle makes shaking really easy. Using
Ross paste, it keeps for months and I suspect years with out spoiling.


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> writes:
> >I am thinking of trying paper mache with 4th and 5th graders for the
> >time. Any advice on how much paste you need for class? And what glue to
> >use so I don't end up with a stinky mess. Thanks for your help!