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Posted Feb 18, 2012 by Elmers
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    Paper Mache Planets

    Create paper mache planets that are out of this world!
    • Moderate
    • 2 hr
    • 8 - 12

    Supplies Needed


    DAY ONE:
    1. Cover a flat surface with newspaper.
    2. Mix about 1/4 cup of glue and a small amount of water in a medium-sized bowl. The mixture should be runny.
    3. Tear the newspaper into small strips.
    4. Blow up several round balloons.
    5. Dip the strips of newspaper into the glue mixture. Cover each balloon entirely with wet strips. Smooth out any bumps or bubbles with your fingers. Allow the balloons to dry overnight.
    DAY TWO:
    1. Decorate the balloons to look like your favorite planets.
    2. Add rings to the planets with construction paper and glue.
    3. Let the paint and the glue dry completely.
    4. Display your planets for everyone to see!

    Time-Saving Hints:

    • Place a blown-up balloon—tied end down—in a small bowl. The bowl will hold the balloon steady while you work.
    • After dipping each strip of newspaper into the glue mixture, run it between two of your fingers to remove the excess mixture.


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