The Paper Mache’ Animals

29 Oct

It’s the blog post about our epic paper mache’ animals.

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When I heard we had to produce a piece of artwork for the school art show I saw it as a great opportunity to use the task to assess our technology and art content descriptors.

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We started the task by drawing a plan for our paper mache’ animals.

The students looked through books to choose which animal they would make and then drew a plan and created a list of materials that they would need.

Our 2nd phase was to make the animals by using box construction.

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The third (and most time consuming) phase was the paper mache’.  The students did 3 coats – 2 in newspapers and the final in butchers paper (the butchers paper makes it easier to paint).

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Lastly we painted and decorated our animals.

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Kids are so creative and they came up with the most fantastic ideas for their animals.

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They all looked fantastic on display and I’m sure their parents are all busy finding the perfect spot in their house to display them 🙂

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Today I am linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT (I Blog on Tuesdays).

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6 Responses to “The Paper Mache’ Animals”

  1. iSophie 29/10/2013 at 10:17 AM #

    I love this idea! I think it is much more creative then your usual paper mache masks or helmets. The kids will be able to design and make their own pinatas in the future. #teamIBOT

  2. ann 29/10/2013 at 1:14 PM #

    They are amazing, well done to you and the kids.

  3. mumstakefive 29/10/2013 at 7:35 PM #

    They are gorgeous! They did such a good job. Well done.

  4. Lynne 29/10/2013 at 7:52 PM #

    Brilliant…. It has been some years since I have done papier mâché …..BUT the ideas are endless…just need a quick recap on the process…. Hhmmmmmm thinking all sorts of decorations. 🙂

  5. EssentiallyJess 29/10/2013 at 10:44 PM #

    I love paper mache! I’ve always made my own pinatas for the kids birthdays because it is so simple and so much fun!
    They did a great job

  6. Jody at Six Little Hearts 30/10/2013 at 1:19 PM #

    Gorgeous! I just LOVE children’s art! It makes me so happy to see it – thanks for sharing!

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