Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Paper Mache Maracas (Hispanic Heritage Month)

Thought this would be a cool collaborative project. So, I reached out to our Spanish teacher and we decided to make maracas in art class this year with paper mache'
Each one is very unique.
We decorated them with tempera paint.
Always a good idea to photograph them to be able to share with other classes on our wheel.
Solo Cups
Dried Beans
Plastic Beads
Masking Tape
Storage containers for beads / beans so they won't roll away.
Put 10 to 15 beads / beans in one cup.
Place other cup on the top and tape together.
Use plaster strips to paper mache.
Let dry over night.

Paint next class. We use hair dryers a good bit in the room to help painting supplies dry quicker.
Fun lesson for the kids and the maracas were actually surprised at how loud they were!

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