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Dip strips of newspaper into the paste, but only as you need them or they will get soggy. Lay the newspaper strips all over the dog form, until you’ve built up about four layers. This is very messy, but fun! 4 Set your dog aside and let it dry for a couple newspaper cut into thin strips sewing needle or scissors ¼-inch dowel for wheels (available in hardware or craft stores) 4 wooden wheels (available in craft stores; make sure hole in wheel is large enough for dowel to fit into) craft paint (black, brown, white) paint brush spray varnish clay 47 6 legs then stick the dowel through them.
3 Use the scissors to cut a hole in one end of the “gourd” to pop the balloon. Enlarge the hole so it is just slightly larger than your SuPPLiES balloons newspaper Celluclay instant papier-mâché paste and water scissors stick (long and thick enough to serve as your gourd rattle handle) dried beans or rice pencil hot glue gun brown, black, yellow paint paint brush spray varnish twine beads (with holes large enough for the twine to go through) 54 4 Hold the gourd between your knees so that the hole is facing the ceiling.
This sling hung from a strap across the forehead. It is possible for people to carry loads weighing as much as 70 percent of their body weight with a tumpline. That means that a man who weighs 150 pounds could carry over 100 pounds using a tumpline. Maya traders even crossed rivers and the ocean to reach the Caribbean and Panama. To do so, they used large wooden canoes called chem. The Maya carved chem from the trunks of mahogany and other hardwood trees. At more than 40 feet long, the canoes were so large they could carry 20 people!