The Paper Mache’ Animals

29 Oct

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


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.


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.


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).



Lastly we painted and decorated our animals.


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


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 🙂


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


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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