Papier maché characters

Ms. White’s class made 3D characters using a technique called papier-maché for our construction strand in the Visual Arts aspect of the Curriculum.

Papier-maché is the French word for “chewed paper”.  Papier-maché is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp sometimes reinforced with textiles and bound with an adhesive such as glue, starch or wallpaper paste.

We blew up a balloon and layered it with some torn newspaper using a glue paste.  When it dried we painted it one colour.

In order to help with recycling we shredded some paper and used it for the hair.  For the eyebrows we used tin foil and for the eyes we used felt.  We painted some old Styrofoam for the nose.  It was a very messy but enjoyable activity.  Click here to see photographs.

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