First grab a stack of newspaper and a bowl. Tear or cut the paper into 1-2 inch squares and strips.
We practiced "Row Row Row Your Boat" while doing this.
1 part flour
2 parts water
Mix and prepare to get messy!!
Blow up the balloon to a little larger than the head. At least a half inch to inch larger in circumference is necessary.
Begin smearing glue on the balloon. Then spread the paper strips on the glue.
You will need 3-4 layers of glue and paper. Start and end with glue.
For the final layer smear glue over the entire project.
Messy kids LOVE this!
Cut and the form to the desired shape. For a helmet it does help to have a second balloon to use as face shield parts. Ours was a little small and we had to put more pieces together. If you have a large enough piece you can put it together with less steps.
We used brass brads to attach the face piece so it would be movable.
More messy fun!
We practice "'Do' a deer" while painting.
Way to go! Have fun with your new helmet!