Papier Mache Fun

For students of 7th to undergraduate grade.

Lesson Plan on crafts
Topic: handicrafts, paper mache
Third Year College
Time: 3 hours

At the end of the session, the students should be able to:
General Objectives 
A.Generate innovative and new products using handicrafts techniques.
B.Appreciate Handicraft making.
C.Demonstrate workmanship in their work.
Specific Objectives
A.Define paper mache.
B.Explain the basic steps of paper mache.
C.Distinguish desirable qualities of a finished paper mache product.
D.Create an original product with paper mache.
E.Proudly share finished product to classmates.
F.Skillfully build a coin bank.

Materials: OHP, transparencies, unfinished projects, bowls, balloons of different shapes, tubes, wire, egg shells, petroleum jelly, gawgaw mixture, brushes, newspaper, tissue paper, computer paper, blow driers,  scissors, box cutters, sticks

Review: Ask the students to recall their lesson on paper mache in crafts1. Show pictures of materials and steps in paper mache. Ask students to identify or describe each picture.
	
Development: Demonstrate proper techniques in paper mache. Introduce new materials that can produce different designs or outcomes. Show a project in various stages of the process. Alert students of possible problems they may encounter.

Assess student comprehension: Ask the students to summarize the process of paper mache. Allow students to tinker with the unfinished projects. Observe and comment. 	

Seatwork: Show the class a sample of a coin bank made with paper mache. Ask the students to make their own paper mache coin bank in a design that will reflect their personality. Allow them to use bowls, balloons, wire, tubes etc. to mold their design. 

Accountability: Ask each student to bring their work in front and explain briefly the techniques they used in their projects. Allow peers to comment on their work. Give constructive criticism. Congratulate everyone for their accomplishment.	

Homework: Let the students take home their projects so they may paint them. Only painting and finishing touches may be done at home.

Strategies: lecture, discussion, demonstration, sharing/reporting

Evaluation: The students will be evaluated on the day’s performance and the finished project. Class participation, speed of work and confidence in own project will be the basis for the day’s evaluation. The coin banks are to be submitted on the next meeting. They will be graded based on the following; craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, innovativeness and creativity.

References: 
(1994) Creative Papercrafts: 80 projects to make in paper, papier mache, and decoupage. London: Anaya Publishers Ltd.
www.recycle-stuff.com/ “paper mache”
http://www.papiermache.co.uk “Getting Started with Papier Mache” and “Eggs - Their uses in papier mache sculpture“
http://www.diynetwork.com “Papier-Mache Bowl”