Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Flour and water

makes glue, if you're doing papier mache absolutely old school. Smells like an untricked up pancake batter and dries like, well, something else all over your hands.


Not as much fun as I remember, I must confess, but I don't think tissue paper is the best paper to use, the glue doesn't really soak in, just lays on the surface, but it saves on painting at the end. Ella got fed up after a couple of balloons, we both agreed it was a little boring and we wanted it to be tomorrow when they'll be dry and ready to turn into black cats, pumpkins and ghosts. When Leila woke she wanted a turn and I have to say, for one so young, she is very methodical in her approach to activities. She came away pretty clean and very pleased with her work.


On the table for tomorrow - start to decorate the house, finish off these treats, Halloween cookies, a jar of experimental goop, and whatever else is added to the list in the next few hours.

6 comments:

Miss Muggins said...

Sounds like lots of spooky fun to be had at your house. I have fixed the link to the creepy experiments - I made a little boo boo!

Pina said...

Great idea! I hope you will show us the spooky creatures when they will be done. :)

We used to make masks using this technique when I was still a little girl.

Kym said...

Our dabble in papier mache this week was not as successful as yours. We ended up with plastic dogs splashing around in the glue after Hannah's first paper strip.

I'm looking forward to seeing the end results!

Sandy said...

Papier mache is messy isn't it? It looks like the end results are going to be really super.

devinemom said...

I love the images of her focus and concentration. looks like it would be a fun but messy project.

we did not get much decorating done around this house this year.

t h a i t r a i t said...

I totally remember that aroma...
Lovely photos.