Pumpkin Paper Plate

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  1. cutNglue

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    We are making a display in the hallway for grades pre-k and k. This is for 4 classes. Each of us have to use a paper plate to make a pumpkin. We will put the kids' faces on them. One class has already painted the paper plate. Another class used markers. Another class tore up orange paper. I need a different idea.
     
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  3. Samothrace

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    could you use bleeding tissue paper squares in orange/yellow? Bleeding tissue paper is fun :)
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.:)
     
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    Can I ask what is bleeding tissue paper?
     
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    Even though one class already did paint, maybe you can have the kids mix yellow and red and fingerpaint the plates. So then each one will be a slightly different shade of orange.
     
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    3-D them!::D
    Place two of them together and stuff them! If you can only have one per child then USE CARDBOARD or orange construction papers for the backside. Have the children STRING them together with orange yarn. You have to use a hold puncher to make the holes. (You know what I mean.) Decorate with orange cotton balls. Paint the white ones orange IF you don't have orange ones. It sounds like a lot of work BUT IT WILL BE SO MUCH FUN!:D:):cool:
    Enjoy,
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    P.S. For the green top part, use green PIPE CLEANERS!
    Gotta go!
    R1
     
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    Bleeding tissue paper you wet the plate with ? put the tissue paper down and it bleeds through and you take it off. But it is really crepe paper that does this better, not tissue paper.

    I like tissue paper with starch - layer of starch, pieces of tissue paper for collage and another layer of starch.

    I think a neat idea would have them paint the plate with orange on the outside, whitish yellow on the inside and glue on pumpkin seeds which is easy to find. Kind of sciency. Their pictures could go on the pumkin vine leaves.
     
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    I saw some with orange colored rice, it looked cool. Actually, each student used different materials to cover their pumpkin shape. We are using paper plates to make Frankenstein monsters this year, so they are painted green. I love Halloween!!
     
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    You could also take regular tissue paper, and have them crinkle it into little balls, dip in the glue and cover the plate with all these little bits of paper. Would make a great texture to balance with the torn paper pumpkins for the actual big display.
     
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    Buttons are great for faces and yarn for their hair.
     
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    Hubby couldn't find only orange tissue paper. It came in a combo pack for $10 so he didn't get it. Drat.

    I don't have rice at the moment and I'm in a mad dash.

    Does anybody know anything about bubble painting or something like that?
     
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    Bubble paintins is fun....get a mixture of water and soap, I use slightly more soap for more bubbles.. Add food coloring to turn orange....have the children blow bubbles in the container with a straw and then place the plate on top of the bubble overflow to leave orange bubble prints on the plate...use ALOT of food coloring to get a good color.
     
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    Ahh...he did get tissue paper. I'm not making either the bubble or the tissue paper work for me. What gives?
     
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    How about sponge painting?
     
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    Don't try to do the tissue paper bleeding thing - tissue paper doesn't work - crepe paper does. Water down glue and use it as a collage with the tissue paper.
     
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    I figured out the bubble painting. We'll go with that!
     
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    Just make sure you go over with the kids blowing as opposed to sucking in the straw...ugh, we had one kids who went the wrong way at our church last year- it wasn't pretty!
     
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    Or cut a small snip at the top near the mouth. Then they have to work really hard to suck it up.
     
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    To avoid the sucking in problem..take a pin or paper clip and put a small hole near the top of the straw...it will avoid them being able to suck up the concoction.
     
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    AHHH!!! Thank YOU!
     
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    tissue paper will work, not that you are using it. But regular tissue paper will not. I use bleeding tissue paper all the time and it makes a beautiful mix of colors and adds a nice depth to student work,
     
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    we make "puff paint" pumpkins. Mix shaving cream, elmers glue and food coloring to make a puffy paint. it dries puffy!
     
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    I love that mixture, I use it all the time in winter to make snowmen! Such a different technique and texture!!
     
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    I have done this before, but I forgot how much glue to shaving cream. Can someone help me out?
     
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    50-50 usually works for me...the more glue the stiffer it gets, but not as fluffy...
     
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    I'm going to have to remember this stuff!!
     
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    :(So you don't my 3-D idea?!? The cotton balls threw you off?;)
    You can still do the 3-D thingy after you decorate them, according to what you decided on.:D
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  29. cutNglue

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    I LOVED your 3-D idea. I was rushing and at the school already so I didn't want to go to the store to get the materials for that one. :)

    Pumpkin week will be soon though. :)
     
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    Can we post pictures here? I would love to see a picture once your project is completed.
     
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    Okay!
    I got ya.:D
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    You had to go and remind me...

    I lost the class camera last week. I'm STILL looking for it. That's not a good start to the year! (Particularly when I share it with another class and there are no more cameras available!)
     
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    Can someone state the correct recipe for puff paint. I look online and see ingredients from salt to flour to shaving cream to glue.

    I want to puff paint pumpkins an orange reddish color, pretty good size , times 22 students.

    thanks....
     

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