Wednesday, July 21, 2010

stART- Warthogs Paint - Toilet Paper Mache

A story + art = a great stART!

This week for our stART project we read Warthogs Paint...which is very colorful..and very messy...well not literally because it is a book...the Warthogs have fun mixing colors...for our project Ryleigh made a Toilet Paper Mache (vase?)..also very colorful...and not really as messy as I anticipated it being...
So...Ryleigh has been potty -trained for a whole week now...and that is purely coincidental to the project...but I was trying to come up with something different to do...and thought...perhaps you could use toilet paper to mache ? ...instead of newspaper...turns out you can...and there are even instructions on the internet.... I didn't follow them really well...but I got the gist...

Step one is to spray whatever you are using as your mold with a pam like substance...I used olive oil spray...then I covered it in plastic wrap...
Step two is to mix toilet paper (we used the 2-ply charmin) and some water and glue...then goop it together with your hands until you think it might stick...
Step three...apply mixture to mold...let dry until no longer sticky (it took about 24 hours...and did not feel hard to the touch... it was still soft...)
Step four- paint...then let dry
Step five- gently slide the mache from the plastic wrap/mold (it should come right off)

Ryleigh adding toilet paper into some water...
Then adding some more glue... can you ever really have enough? .....
"gooping" it on the mold....
Braeden...completely upset...not because Mommy is taking pictures...
but because sister is not playing with him... "how long is this project going to take?"

Beginning to paint the dried project... (24 hours later)
Painting....
looking for white spots to paint...
The finished project....a vase? (maybe...or maybe a holder of sorts)...
either way this project was WAY less messy and much easier than I thought it was going to be... I think we will mache again...


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21 comments:

Julia said...

That is really cute! I never would have thought to use toilet paper to paper mache!

The Mom I Want To Be said...

We had that book out from the library this week and loved it!

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

This turned out too cute!

Monica said...

Great idea to use toilet paper, this looks neat.

Char said...

What a fun idea!!! The book looks cute too.

Scott said...

Cool idea! I've not heard of this before.

Michelle said...

I am so proud of you for trying such a potentially messy project!! It turned out great :0)

Thanks for linking up to stART!!

Lindsay said...

oo love this! Yay on potty trained!!! :-)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Poor Braeden! Surely, he could have squished some toilet paper, too :)

The vase turned out very nice, and it's good to know it's possible.

Charlene said...

Oh Boy, as if we don't use enough toilet paper in this house, now I'll be wanting to use it to paper mache hahah!

That came out great!

Heather said...

Now that is a neat idea! I bet dollar store TP would work great for it! :)

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littlewondersdays said...

What a cute book and project! She did a great job.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the tie-in! Congrats!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Wow, you call it "not messy"? Your tolerance level is way higher than mine. Knowing daughter, I am positive that she would not touch "gluey-gooey stuff", and it would have ended up rather "my project" than hers, but it looks like Ryleigh had a lot of fun with it. Congrats on potty training too!

Christy said...

We love that book; we used it a while ago for our color mixing experiments.

I never would have thought to use toilet paper for paper mache! Great idea.

Lexi said...

Love it!

Cathy at NurtureStore said...

Hello - I love this project idea. Will give it a try with my girls. Thanks for stopping by NurtureStore - glad you liked our sunflowers :)

Beth said...

What a cute idea! I am going to try this with our boys, I bet they will love it!! This would be a neat idea for a homemade holiday present for the Grandparents etc.

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

What a great project! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring it on Tot Tuesdays tomorrow :)

Michelle said...

I am going to be featuring this project on my stART post tomorrow! I used a picture from your post, and linked back to you. Please let me know if that is ok...otherwise I would have no problem taking it off and just linking to you in the text! Thank you for joining in on stART and sharing your amazing ideas. I always enjoy seeing the wonderful things you do each week!