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« on: December 30, 2006 01:48:23 PM »


I'm new here so please excuse me and let me know if I have posted in the wrong discussion.

I would like to start a "longterm", about 4-6 week, project for my Jr. Church class.  Around 10 kids - 1st -6th grade - mostly boys.  I was thinking about making a larger than life size snowman.  But where would I begin?  What to use as the structure - chicken wire, a huge ball of news paper- just not sure how to get this going.  And what to cover it with - tissue paper, paper mache?

My objective is to give the kids something to look forward to working on every Sunday.  If anyone has a better project idea, please let me know or if you have any idea on creating the snowman please let me know. 

Thanks so much.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007 10:14:51 AM »

Do you mean a non-snow snowman?  If that is the case, I would have to say that you are on the right track with the chicken wire.  I think make the ball forms out of the wire, wire them together, and paper mache it with newspaper and paint it.  You may need to make some kind of stabilizing base for it, perhaps out of wood or plaster to keep it from toppling over, especially when the wet paper mache goes on.

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