Paper Mache Baskets
Submitted by: Kathy Boyte
[Kathy is a teacher at Longwood Elementary in Shalimar, Florida]
Students will create a basket using recycled paper and notions.
What You Need:
- White glue
- Old Newspaper Strips
- Fine sand paper
- Notions (ribbons, bows, varied flora, imagination is the limit!)
What You Do:
- Collect necessary materials.
- In a large bin, combine flour and water to a milky substance. Add white glue.
- Dip paper strips into mixture then spread carefully around an inflated balloon. Allow to dry overnight. Repeat process (two layers provides for a sturdier basket).
- When paper mache has dried thoroughly, gently sand the product with sand paper. Then, carefully pop and remove balloon. Cut out a slight opening to create the appearance of an Easter Basket.
- Paint with tempera paint, even bingo dobbers work well.
- Allow paint to dry then decorate with notions.
- When notions are attached, fill basket with Easter grass, add a few pencils and erasers and voila! Your students will have created a lasting memory of a class art project and had a great time to boot!
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