USE NEWSPAPER FOR YOUR FOUNDATION. MAKE A TIGHT BALL AND USE MASKING TAPE TO KEEP THE BALL'S SHAPE. DON'T COMPLETELY COVER THE PAPER.
Dipping the paper strips in glue and wrapping them on the 'planet' is a two person job.
Cover the table with newspapers that you can throw away when finished.
And here's a nifty trick; for the last layer DO NOT dip the paper strip in glue. Put it on dry and it will soak up the excess glue but still be moist enough to form a shape.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE SIZES WE ARE USING FOR OUR PLANETS. USE COATED PAPER CUPS FOR STANDS WHILE THE GLUE IS DRYING. PUT NAMES ON THE PLATES TO KEEP THINGS ORGANIZED. SAVINE SHOWS US TODAY'S WORK.
WE WILL PAINT THEM NEXT WEEK.
THIS METHOD CAN BE USED TO ALSO MAKE ODD-SHAPED ASTEROIDS.
Make an asteroid using one twisted tube and two ball shapes. Tape together
Here's the same asteroid with the paper mache' layer.