Art in the Open Learning Programme

Make sure that all pupils have prepared at least 5 pieces of tape on the side of their tables ready for sticking. Take 1 piece of newspaper at a time to create your shape. The first shape can become the body of the animal.

Start to add tape to 'fix' the shapes into place. This example uses brown plastic parcel tape which is very effective for the activity, but masking tape works well and is much easier for pupils to prepare.

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Attach the head and the body together using more tape.

Make 4 legs using 1 piece of screwed up newspaper per leg. When all of the legs are made, attach the legs to the body using tape.

Ensure that the entire sculpture is the covered in tape. This will strengthen the sculpture and prepare the surface for paper mache.

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