In the final part of our series showing you how to make a velociraptor, you'll see how useful our homeschool paper mache clay recipe can be.
You can use it for all sorts of fun projects.
And it's great to make something three dimensional that's nice to paint!
If your child likes any sort of animal, you could use the clay to help them model it.
And here we'll show you how a prehistoric beast comes to life!
I couldn't fit everything on so I had to use three pages to show you how to make a velociraptor.
But I think you'll be fascinated to find out!
Part One: Make A Dinosaur
Part Two: How To Build A Dinosaur
By now you have the basic structure which will go to make your dinosaur.
We're going to make our Velociraptor's skin using our homeschool paper mache clay recipe.
Paper mache clay is a brilliant material.
You can use for lots of homeschool projects; it's very adaptable and easy to use.
Thanks for asking Courtney! If you buy THIN bleach in the supermarket it is exactly the same chemical composition as Milton, although a little more concentrated. (Bleach is usually a 4-5% sodium hypochlorite solution whereas Milton is about 1-2%).
And bleach is a lot cheaper!
Now you need to judge how much more joint compound (polyfiller) to add to give a nice consistency.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and the clay will keep for a few weeks.
When you're putting the paper mache clay onto your dinosaur, you'll need to apply it gently with a knife and smooth it off.
It's an ideal material to shape and fun to do.
Here is a video showing you Catherine adding the paper mache clay to her Velociraptor model.
Hope you like the Velociraptor roar at the start!
This, believe it or not, is the hard part when you come to build a dinosaur!
Acrylic paint works fine, but it took Catherine two or three goes to get the color right.
At one point Velociraptor nearly became a very sickly green!
When you make a Velociraptor, we're not suggesting you build one exactly like ours.
He might get jealous!
But you can borrow the techniques, and particularly our paper mache clay recipe, to make all sorts of exciting projects.
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