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Paper Mache Animal Heads (A Tutorial

Another addition to Boo’s playroom….a paper mache unicorn head! It took about 4 hours total to make….over 3 days. I love that it’s whimsical 3-dimensional artwork appropriate for a child’s room. To make the animal head I started with newspaper and masking tape: I crumpled up newspaper and kept wrapping it into a ball until it was the size needed and secured it with masking tape: I made three different sized newspaper balls to make up the entire head….. ….and secured them together with tape. I wrapped the pieces in newspaper to help secure them and used tape to contour different sections: I formed a neck out of newspaper and attached it: I cut a heavy piece of cardboard to be the backing for the neck (the flat piece that will lie against the wall when mounted): The cardboard was secured with masking tape: I use a boiled paste for my paper mache mixture. 1 part flour to 4 parts water works for best for me but you can experiment with your own mixture to see what you prefer to work with. P.S.

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