Students will examine basic world geography to create a papier mâché globe.
- 10 lbs. of flour (for 30 or so globes)
- big pail for papier mâché mixture
- green and blue tempera paint & brushes
- markers (to draw in borders, features, etc.)
- Tear newspaper into one inch strips.
- Have each student inflate a balloon.
- Cover desks with newspaper.
- Distribute strips of paper.
- Mix flour and water to a paste consistency and put in pans (you may want to do this in advance), and distribute.
- Dip strips of paper in pans and wrap around balloon (at least 4 layers- you may want to apply layers over a few days for it to dry fully).
- Put finished globes on clean newspaper and let dry overnight.
- Pop and remove balloon.
- Draw in continent boundaries.
- Paint in continents with green tempera paint, and allow to dry overnight.
- Paint in water masses with blue tempera paint, and allow to dry overnight.
- Using markers, redraw continent borders and label land and water masses.