Poetry Display

Poetry Display Activity

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Create poetic art with this paper mache project! Your artistic fourth grader will make a beautiful bowl out of printed lines of poetry that she can use to store everything from jewelry to candy.

What You Need:

  • Balloon
  • Flour
  • Warm water
  • Bowl
  • Lines of poetry printed on paper
  • Scissors
  • Tempera paint
  • Brush

What You Do:

  1. Cut the poetry lines into strips.
  2. Blow up the balloon and then tape the tied mouth of the balloon to a table.
  3. In a bowl, slowly mix in water with your flour until the substance has the consistency of pea soup. Make sure to get all the lumps out.
  4. Dip the poetry strips into the flour paste, coating both sides.
  5. Begin laying your poetry strips across the bottom of the balloon. Continue this until the bottom of the balloon is completely covered. Set  your balloon aside to dry.
  6. Once the paper strips have hardened, pop the balloon and remove it from the bowl.
  7. Use tempera paint to cover the outside of the bowl.



Updated on Aug 16, 2012
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