The project: Paper mache' banks.
My kids have been BEGGING me for piggy banks. Curly Girl has a little silver one, they both had (and destroyed) those Tootsie Roll banks, and they just can't believe I haven't bought them any more banks to destroy by dumping their pennies out on the floor over and over and over.
When I took Curly Girl to the Art Center, she saw Paper Mache' art for the first time, and thought it would be fun to try.
It was "P" week for Curly Boy - so what better than to focus on paper! (We did several fun things with different types of paper, this one is the best story).
So I cut up 2 ginger ale 20 oz. bottles, mixed up some flour and water, tore up some newspaper. And we got to work.
My kids were absolutely disgusted. They thought the goop was slimy, the newspaper got too wet, the bottles felt weird.... every textile thing they could complain about, they did. This from children who will gladly make mud pies for hours, splash in puddles, eat ranch dip with their hands..... It's ridiculous.
So I made two paper mache' banks.
They painted them: