Paper Mache Baskets
Submitted by: Jo Ellen Hovis
[Jo Ellen teaches students with severe physical limitations in Sharpsville, Pa. ]
Building eye/hand coordination while learning the concept of coloring eggs for Easter.
What You Need:
- hard boiled eggs
- colored tissue paper (make sure it is bleeding tissue paper)
- plastic bowl
What You Do:
Depending on the ability of the student:
- Tear tissue paper into small pieces and place in plastic bowl.
- Student places a wet hardboiled egg into the bowl, rolling it until the egg has picked up the bits of paper.
- Allow the wet paper to stay on the egg for a few seconds.
- Remove wet paper and see the light pastel colors.
There are various ways to apply the tissue paper:
Wrapping the egg in tissue paper and then applying water by paint brush is a method good for a lesson in eye-hand co-ordination as well.
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