Sunday, 12 July 2015

Paper mache bowls and plates

The first lesson for Crafts this Summer was about Paper Mache- a wonder for modelling. The children were helped to understand that by using newspaper and glue mixed with water, they can give shape to an existing object.

By using petroleum jelly before starting off to make it easier to peel off the hardened paper mache model from the bowl/plate, they then created layers of newspaper pieces and glue, going round the plate/bowl's shape.

Once hardened, these will be removed from their bowls/plates and painted white to create a clean base for painting.

And here they are painted in acrylic paint and decorated in gold leaf and kite paper mosaic! Just alluring beautiful!

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