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Papier-mâché

Paper Mache: French for “chewed paper” is also known as composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste.

Project: Create a paper mache jack o’lantern to celebrate Halloween. The students used crumpled newspapers to make a pumpkin shape, then used a mixture of water & glue applied to the pumpkins to attach layers of orange napkins. They then attached black construction paper shapes to create faces, and green pipe cleaners for the stems.

Leader: Alyse Wittenberg; Mr. Kaegi’s 1st Grade Class

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