Re: RE: ideas/help needed!
An armature can be made with heavy wire. Form arcs and join at the pole.
Form a full circle at the equator. Cover with chicken wire and mache.
It is possible to use 1/2 in PVC pipe to form arcs as well but you will need
wood to keep the tube in tension. 3 1/2 foot sphere may be a bit tight for
Go with the heavy wire, much simpler and a good project with the students.
In a message dated 9/24/2002 7:53:24 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< IF you can find the right sized sphere- you can bend a heavy gauge wire
around it to make an armature for paper mache. And speaking of
floats..anyone have any ideas for a float with the theme of swing music???
patty in ohio
From: Nnaell@aol.com [mailto:Nnaell@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 8:16 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: ideas/help needed!
It is float time again for me! My students have designed a float that looks
like 1/2 the world (a ball shape) It needs to be approximately 3-1/2 feet
in diameter...anyone have ideas how I can make this shape? I would like to
use papier mache..or paris craft....it only has to last for one day!!!
Any help would be much appreciated!!!