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How to Build an Igloo

Making the Igloo

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Easy Winter Crafts: Cotton Ball Igloo

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How to Make an Igloo

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The Crafty Critters are social too! However, making a life-sized igloo out of paper mache is really not that hard, once you have created a framework. While you might need a few more supplies than a traditional snow igloo, in some ways it's worth it. After all, paper mache doesn't melt, and can be enjoyed year round. Bend chicken wire, using pliers, to form a large dome.

Be sure to wear gloves, as chicken wire can be quite pokey. Cut a semicircle out of the front of the dome, where the entrance will be, using wire cutters. Use pliers to bend back the sharp edges. Dip newspaper into paper mache paste, and place on chicken wire frame. Repeat until totally covered. Smaller chunks of ice and snow fill the gaps between the ice block to create a smooth, air-tight surface, protecting the travelers from the winds and snow. Some igloo craft projects use marshmallows, ice cubes or sugar cubes, but these methods don't provide a lasting structure.

See References 1 Create an igloo for a school project out of common household and craft items. Dip a paper strip in the glue mixture. Pull the paper strip between your fingers to squeeze off excess glue. Beginning at the middle of an inflated balloon, apply the paper strip.

Repeat Step 3 and cover the top half of the balloon to create the igloo's dome. Place some strips of paper lengthwise over the top of the balloon and other strips of paper horizontally around the balloon to create a strong igloo. Allow the paper to dry before adding another layer. You will need to make at least four layers of paper. Paint a 15 inch by 18 inch piece of cardboard white and allow the paint to dry for at least a half an hour.

Pop the balloon once the igloo is dry. Carefully remove the balloon from the igloo by pulling it off of the paper. Place the igloo upside down.

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Use white copy paper for an authentic look or colored paper to be creative. Card stock will make the igloo sturdy, but is much more difficult to manipulate and sculpt with. For fun, add a base sheet of paper and cover with cotton balls.

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Again, trace out the shape of your igloo on a piece of paper, and use the q-tip to dab some glue on the sugar cube and lay it on your outline. Even better for this project is to use a sheet of cardboard for your base.

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Apr 16,  · To create this type of igloo, you will want to cut out rectangular “blocks” beforehand. Make sure that the blocks are relatively uniform in shape and size. You may want a number of smaller blocks to use around the door area. Build up the igloo by layering the blocks on top of one another and connecting them using hot glue or heavy 73%(22). Cut the toilet paper tube, if needed, so that it is one-third the width of the igloo. For example, if the igloo is 12 inches in diameter, cut the toilet tube so it's 4 inches long. Look at pictures of igloos for reference; the tunnel entrance helps to protect the inside of the shelter from wind and snow.

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Sep 27,  · My lil sister wants to know how to make igloo model because she has this ice age project she needs to we can't find anything like that on the YALL HELP US?please How to make an igloo model out of paper?Status: Resolved. Attach entrance to front of igloo with wire by weaving wire through the chicken wire holes. Cut newspaper into strips, about 2 or 3 inches thick. Mix paper mache paste in a bucket, with 6 cups water for every 5 cups of flour.