Friday, January 27, 2012

Paper Mache Birds

As we finished up our bird study, the extended day children finished their paper mache birds. This project took several days. Here is what we did: First roll up newspaper into a ball.
Form into a body, use masking tape.
Cut out strips of paper towel (great for cutting practice) and dip into the paper mache. Apply to the bird body. TIP= dry on waxed paper so it does not stick!
A few days later (or once dry)...
Make wings out of cardstock or cardboard and paper mache these to the body.
Let dry again. Then paint the bodies!
We made legs out of wire and then wrapped in embroidery yarn.
Voila! The birds are finished. The children loved their projects!!

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