Papier-Mache for Kids

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Step-by-step, easy instructions show how to make pigs, cats, masks, monsters and more. Eight great projects in all! Everyone has the basic ingredients for papier-mâché around the house - newspaper, flour and water - and everyone can do this creative, satisfying craft that allows you to build big, small, crazy and decorative sculpture.

More than 150 color pictures guide you through the steps and show lots of variations on the results. Try it - ...

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Overview

Step-by-step, easy instructions show how to make pigs, cats, masks, monsters and more. Eight great projects in all! Everyone has the basic ingredients for papier-mâché around the house - newspaper, flour and water - and everyone can do this creative, satisfying craft that allows you to build big, small, crazy and decorative sculpture.

More than 150 color pictures guide you through the steps and show lots of variations on the results. Try it - it's fun!

By experimenting and simplifying, papier mache expert Sheila McGraw has created a how-to book for kids with projects that fit the level of skill, the hand-size, and the attention span of children. Each how-to step is matched with a clear, full-color photograph and concise, simple directions. Clear symbols denote where an adult's help or supervision may be needed. 145 photographs.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-- Step-by-step directions and crisp, full-color photographs combine to present a lucid introduction to papier-mache crafting. Eight projects ranging from animal sculptures to vases and bangle bracelets are fashioned from strips of newspaper or plain newsprint. A ``Basics Box'' (how to get started, materials needed, paste recipe, application, etc.) is repeated for each activity; a final section gives suggestions for painting and decorating the objects. Although other books contain comparable material, the clarity of instruction, range of ideas, and appeal of the format distinguish this title. Children will use it independently, although adults will gain helpful tips as well. --Maria B. Salvadore, District of Columbia Pub. Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780920668931
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/1991
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 999,971
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheila McGraw is author of Painting and Decorating Furniture, Papier Mâché Today, Gifts Kids Can Make, Dolls Kids Can Make, and Soft Toys to Sew. She is the illustrator of the best-selling children's books Love You Forever, and Lightning Bug Thunder as well as author/illustrator of Pussycats Everywhere.

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Table of Contents

Getting Started

  • What is Papier-Mâché?
  • What Does It Look Like?
  • How Long Does It Take?
  • What Do You Need?
  • How Messy Is It?
  • How Do You Do It?
  • How to Use This Book?
Projects
  • Vases
  • Bangles
  • Masks
  • Archnamania
  • Piggy Party
  • Yipers! Vipers!
  • Fat Cats
  • Monsters
Finishing
  • Painting Papier-Mâché
  • Sponge Painting
  • Découpage
  • Potato Printing
  • Pulp
  • Baker's Clay
  • Add-ons

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