I've been working on a lesson for my students design and create a paper mache head around a tin can that can then be used to play a math game at school or at home.
The materials are cheap and the final product not only involves many subject areas, so it's aligned with the common core, but it's just plain cool to sit around! If you choose not to use it as a math game, you could use the can as a pencil holder, a pot for a plant, paint brush holder, random junk holder, and I'm 100% sure there are many more uses.
So, sit back and learn how to create a paper mache Darth Vader and remember the technique can be used to create other characters, faces and more!! (I will add pictures of others as well so you can get ideas and as soon as my students finish I will put up their work as well.)
Lesson plan info will be found on step 8 and as always tips and tricks will be found at the end of the instructable.
If you make a tin can face, I would LOVE to see your work, please come back and share.
Ok-dokey Let's get started!
Step 1: Materials Needed
1 Tin Can
1 Egg Carton (cardboard)
1 Roll of Masking Tape
1 Bed Sheet or Pillow Case
1 Pair of Scissors
1 Pair of Google Eyes
1 Bottle of Glue
1 Plastic Cup
1 Can Black Spray Paint (flat) - Optional
Random bottles of acrylic paint
Various Paint Brushes