Among Us Paper Mache Helmet

Among Us Paper Mache Helmet

Among Us Paper Mache Helmet

Supplies

  • 1 Part Flour
  • 1 Part Water
  • Bowl/container
  • Newspaper/magazine paper strips
  • Balloons
  • Plastic Face Shield visor
  • String
  • Pen/marker
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Mirrored Window Tint
  • Spray Paint
  • Hot Glue

Instructions

To start:

  1. Mix equal parts of flour and water to make paper-mache paste.
  2. Blow up the balloon to desired size.  It should be slightly larger than your head.
  3. Tear the paper into strips, dip into the paste, and put it on the balloon.
  4. Repeat until the balloon is covered with about 2 layers of paper.
  5. Let it dry for at least 4 hours.

In the meantime, make the visor.

  1. Measure ear-to-ear and eyes-to-nose for length and width of the plastic visor.
  2. Cut visor to the same measurements.
  3. Cut mirrored window tint to the same measurements.
  4. Spray visor with water.  This will help the tint covering to stick to the plastic.
  5. Apply the covering to the visor.

Once the balloon is dry:

  1. Spray paint the helmet and let it dry.
  2. Pop the balloon and remove from the shell.
  3. Trim the opening to make sure your head will fit through.
  4. Draw a rectangular hole in the front of the helmet to fit the visor.
  5. Cut out the hole.
  6. Hot glue the visor over the hole.

Ranch-Dipped Pizza

Ranch-Dipped Pizza

Upgrade any pizza with a little ranch. Try this crazy combination!

Ingredients

  • Pizza (any work, even leftovers)
  • Ranch Dressing (I personally prefer Hidden Valley. I just discovered they make Ranch-Dipped Pizza dip)

Instructions

  1. Take your pizza (reheat it if you’re using leftovers)
  2. Pour out some ranch dressing (I prefer it on the side as a dip. But you can drizzle it on all over too)
  3. Dip the pizza in the ranch
  4. Eat
  5. Repeat
  6. Enjoy!

Kale Salad

Kale Salad

Short Description

Ingredients

  • Head of Kale
  • Blueberries
  • A Mango
  • Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Wash your produce
  2. Cut your kale into one inch thick cuts
  3. Cut your mango into 3/4 inch cubes without the skin
  4. Put the kale, mango, and blueberries into a bowl large enough to toss
  5. Squeeze in a dash of lemon juice
  6. Toss your salad
  7. Enjoy!

 

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Paper Mache Pencil Holder

Make a Paper Mache Pencil Holder!

Using just a can and some junk mail...

Supplies

  • junk mail (like grocery ads or newspaper)
  • empty can
  • scissors
  • colored paper to decorate
  • flour
  • water
  • bowl
  • spoon

Instructions

  1. Obtain an empty can, make sure it is clean and take the label off
  2. Rip junk mail into strips of paper approximately one inch wide by four inches long
  3. Mix flour and water together until you reach a gluey consistency (see video)
  4. Dunk the paper into the mixture, squeeze off any excess and start wrapping around the can
  5. Complete a few layers of this, and let dry
  6. Cut the colored paper into whatever shape you want to follow for your final design
  7. Using the same method, coat the paper with the “glue” and cover the can with the paper strips
  8. Let dry. Fill the can with writing utensils of your choice!

blender 3D Modeling

3D Modeling in Blender

A quick and easy intro into the world of blender

Software

  • blender 2.79
    • download here: https://www.blender.org/download/releases/2-79/

Instructions

Find the slides here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/178u7qwPNmaFDq5KFmBtjJuJQX_rC7Iybb4wUZDuaRKU/edit?usp=sharing

cardboard automata

Cardboard Automata 2

Designing your own Automata

Build on your skills from the first Cardboard Automata to begin designing your own!

Supplies

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Wooden Dowels/Skewers
  • Glue
  • Straw

Instructions

  1. Using inspiration from other automata, design the movement you want your automata to have.
  2. Cut out a box with one side exposed, stick in wooden dowel for the central turn mechanism
  3. Arrange your other cardboard pieces
  4. Glue down non-moving cardboard pieces, mark where you’ll have moving cardboard pieces.
  5. Consider the range of movement of the wooden dowels that will move your cardboard pieces when designing your gears.
  6. Place feet on moving wooden dowels to better slide across gears.
  7. Use straws to help guide wooden dowels and reduce friction.
  8. Assemble your pieces together and test before gluing in place. This may take some trial and error. Consider changing the direction of spin, making gears more smooth and moving pieces around.
  9. Decorate!

Savory Crepes

Savory Crepes

Super easy snack or meal. Add meat and veggies to make it your own!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour per serving
  • 1 egg per serving
  • about 1/2 cup water (add slowly to test consistency)
  • Salt
  • (optional) scallions and chicken bouillon powder for taste

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, egg, and some water. Stir until smooth.
  2. Add seasoning lightly, taste test first crepe and add more seasoning as needed.
  3. Batter should be thin and runs off spoon easily leaving a light coating behind. If too thick, the batter will not spread thinly across skillet.
  4. Heat skillet to medium high and add a thin coat of oil.
  5. Add batter a little bit at a time to coat the pan thinly.
  6. Cook until the pancake lifts when the pan is shaken or when the bottom is golden brown.
  7. Flip to the other side and cook until golden brown.
  8. Add another coat of oil as needed.
  9. Repeat steps 5-8 until all the batter is gone.
  10. Enjoy as is or add meat and veggies inside!