This Papier Mache Volcano was made for a creative homework as part of a school class themed project.
You will need:
- Old newspaper
- PVA glue and water
- Paint brushes
- cardboard strips
- Toilet roll tube or kitchen roll tube
- Ready Mix Paint
First, we ripped our newspaper into 1 inch strips and mixed our PVA 1/2 PVA to 1/2 water in a bowl.
Next we started to construct a frame using a toilet roll tube and cardboard strips on a cardboard base. We then covered this framework with the newspaper strips – painting on the PVA mixture under the strips and then coating each layer. We built layers of this up until all was adequately covered – this takes a lot of paper strips!
Once completely dry – you may need to leave overnight, we then painted our volcano with ready mix paint.
We dripped the paint down from the top of the volcano to give a lava effect! You could also add red, orange and yellow tissue paper to the top for a large eruption!