One of my most popular lessons according to my students! I enjoy it but these take forever to finish and there's lots of drying time involved- it helps to work on two projects simultaneously.
Grade 4 - 6 students started by building the general form of their chosen food using newspaper and masking tape. Make eyes and features separately and tape them securely on.
Then cover them with paper mache- we use strips of paper towels or newsprint because we have lots in our classroom. As a paste, I use Elmer's Art Paste- it's essentially wallpaper paste. You just add water and it thickens up nicely.
We set them on containers to dry overnight.
Prime them with white acrylic paint or gesso.
Then paint them using acrylics. Varnish when dry and come up with a creative mood for your food!
Some finished work- Grade 4,5,6