Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Grade 5: Slimy Start to the Day

I was mixing art paste (slime) before 8 am this morning so that my 5th grade art enrichment kids could create their vase structures today. Next week will be more of the same. What was neat is the fact that we are using plaster in 5th grade classes so the Art Enrichment kids could feel the incredible difference in the two materials.
They had a lot of fun working with the incredible wet material that is harder to control than plaster. 

The final product is a paper vase made out of colored magazine strips that the kids folded prior to the art pasting.
Art paste is a great material compared to traditional paper mache BUT it takes a few days to dry compared to plaster which is 6-24 hours. Huge difference in materials. 


  1. I absolutely love this! Would you be willing to give me some more detailed ideas as to how you went about this project? I'd LOVE to try it with my classes this year!

  2. Sure! Email me @ joslynjohnson@hvrsd.org and we can go from there :-)

  3. what materials were used for this ?