Paper Mache-2015

It’s a bit mess making…

Paper mache has started again with the 7th grades making a more bas-relief piece and the 8th grades making a more sculptural piece, with a 17 inch balloon being the basic armature.

PICS 1.14.15 017Here’s how it starts, kids blow up the balloons and start laying paper dipped in wall paper paste on a balloon.

PICS 1.14.15 021This picture does not rally convey the full chaos of the room.  25 8th graders bumping into each other, mixing wall paper paste, dipping paper strips in and then trying to get it to cover a balloon.  Needles to say a few always break, much to the surprise and delight of many.

pics 1.29.15 051Here you can see some taking shape with large additions(horns, ears, who knows?)

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A nice shot of my 7th graders with their mask almost completed.

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I believe this is Ms. B inside the big teal head.

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Ms. C. is doing a great job on her large head.

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An action shot of big scary head being completed.

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This is how the sculptural additions are usually done.

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