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Here are my DIY tips for creating the papier mache planets. This is a great craft to do with your kids. Keep in mind that this is a labor-intensive DI...
I gathered an assortment of round balloons
I then created my papier mache mixture by mixing flour and water. This is your "glue". Should be the consistency of pancake batter...you could probabl...
I applied three layers of strips to each balloon, allowing each layer to dry in between. You don't want to be so neat and smooth with the layering. Re...
On a damp day, placing the planets in front of the oven door helped speed up the drying process. Temperature around 200° The balloons will shrivel u...
Once dry, I painted each planet with a coat of white primer before applying the color. Then let them dry again. Resting the planets on flower pots hel...
I use acrylic paints. The colors are easy to mix and they clean up easily with water. This image shows the first layer of color. Let each dry before ...
A closeup of Neptune and Venus. With two coats of base color, sponge on a second darker or lighter color to bring out the texture. This works best wh...
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You don't use egg at all, that was a bit of humor on the author's part. She made a joke about making pancakes because the "glue" (using ONLY flour and water) should be about the consistency (without lumps) of pancake batter, which got her thinking about pancakes and that's why she mentioned adding milk and eggs and chocolate chips, as those are the very basic ingredients for pancakes (well chocolate chip pancakes).. albeit flat pancakes, since there is no baking powder. Adding a bit of salt to the "glue" is a good idea however, because salt will help prevent the possible formation of mold on your finished projects.
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how do we make saturns ring?
Sorry and yes the paper mache cracked...
HELLO I DID THIS PROJECT WITH MY NICE AND HAD LOTS OF FUN WITH IT. WE FOLLOWED ALL THE STEPS BUT THE BALLOONS STARED TO CRACK . NOW I NEED TO DO THE SAME PROJECT WITH MY LITTLE GIRL HOW DO I PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.
I need to do this for some stupid science project. Thanks!!
Great project! Can u share how you would turn it into a mobile? Thank u!
Hi Tasnim0622. Not sure what you would like to buy for $10.
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