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Make a paper Hippo | Art Activity
Make a paper Hippo Instructions
Title: Make a paper Hippo
Overview: Make a Hippopotamus paper Mache inspired by the artwork
Themes: Model making
Artwork Photography Caption: Hippopotamus, funerary figurine, Civilisation égyptienne, Egypt, About 1850 BCE, Louvre Abu Dhabi © Department of Culture and Tourism-Abu Dhabi
Age Range: 6 -12 years old
Activity Timing: 45 minutes
Materials: Paper, Tape, PVA glue, Water, Paint brush, Blue paint and Black Paint
1. Fold the paper into the shape of the hippo
2. Use tape to hold the shape of the hippo
3. Mix PVA glue with water
4. Dip strips of paper into the mixture
5. Cover the hippo with the strips of paper and wait until dry
6. Paint your paper hippo blue
7. Use black paint to add the plants and other details
Now play! Find a new environment for your hippo to live.
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