Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Using Paper Mache To Make Robins' Eggs

Grace and Jack used plastic Easter eggs, which were left over from Easter, to paper mache today. They both had such a great time tearing strips and bits of newspaper prior to mixing together a paper mache mixture of flour, water and salt. They each covered several plastic eggs with the newspaper and mache. This was such a fun spring project and it led to many lessons and discussions about birds and spring.
Jack and Grace also covered a small balloon with newspaper and mache to make a mini pinata!
Once the paper mache on the Easter eggs completely dry, Grace and Jack will paint their eggs blue so that they resemble robins' eggs. Grace and Jack will also be making yarn birds nests for their paper mache eggs later this week. I'll be sure to post pictures of the final project. Jack thought it was very funny to paper mache himself on his forehead and cheek! He is such a silly boy that always keeps us laughing!

1 comment:

laughing about Jack!, said...

Another project that I am just in-love with! What fun!

Grace looks so sweet and that Jack!--well, just too cute and funny!

Jack & Grace, I love birds and their songs and spring, also! I'm glad that you had such a nice spring day to do your paper mache nests outdoors. I can't wait to see the nests with their eggs inside.
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