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Picture of Making Paper Mache Projects Focused on Shapes and Structures
This lesson will be focused on creating paper mache products based on math and visual arts content standards.  Students will be instructed how to make paper mache structures out of basic shapes such as squares, rectangles, circles, etc.  The students are welcome to make any structure they wish but are shown an example of a city.  
Materials will include 8 ounces of flour and 8 ounces of water per student, multiple newspaper that the students will shred into large strips themselves, and various cardboard materials such as shoe boxes, paper towel or toilet paper tubes, or other materials such as straws and balloons.

Step 1: Mix and Shred

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Mix eight ounces of flour and eight ounces of water into bowl and stir until clumps are gone.  Begin to shred pieces of newspaper into smaller strips and keep them to the side.  
 
A quick tip: water and PVA can be just as effective, and maybe a bit more durable.