Mammoth Moneyboxes

As Art classes finish for the year today I want to share some of the artworks which have emerged in this past week. Moneyboxes (which are so large they will take at least a year to fill) were a popular choice from our list of possible artworks beginning with M. Elephants, sheep and pigs were among the many animals which were created from paper mache covered balloons.  We use Mix a Paste  powder which, when sprinkled onto water and stirred until thickened, makes  an economical adhesive.We allow our students to use their fingers to apply it  but we stress that they take care that it is never spilled on the floor in the interests of safety. We have used Mix a Paste with great success to make our paper mache masks etc. It is available from Zart in Box Hill, Melbourne.