Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Teen Hangout: Papier-mâché Art

Teens at the Dorris Van Doren Regional Library recently participated in a two-part workshop on making papier-mâché sculptures. The materials used to construct their sculptures were a flour-based glue, old newspapers, balloons, and pipe cleaners. They covered balloons with layers of glue-soaked newspaper to create their structures and then left them to dry. One teen was able to use the materials to construct a whale, using pipe cleaners to create fins.

The teens returned the following week to decorate their sculptures with paint and duct tape. While this project took more time than some of the other activities at our weekly Teen Hangout program, it was definitely worth it to see some of the amazing artwork that came out of it. 

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