Create models of different planets by using balloons and paper mache. In addition to the balloons, the project requires flour, water, brushes, newspaper, primer and paint.Continue Reading
Mix together the flour and water with a whisk to create the adhesive for the newspaper.
Tear the newspaper into strips sized appropriately to match the balloons.
Blow up the balloons to the desired size. For solar system models, scale the balloons to the different planets.
Cover the strips of newspaper in the flour and water mixture. When they are coated, lay the strips onto the balloons, smoothing them out as needed.
After covering the balloon, allow it to dry. Use heat to speed up the process.
Prior to painting the balloons, cover them with a clear or white primer. The paint adheres better to the primer than to the glue. Allow them to thoroughly dry.
After the primer has dried, begin painting the models to resemble the planets. Acrylic paint works well on paper mache. Apply two coats, adding texture and additional colors as desired.