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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.


How-to Paper Mache Mask Paper mache is a fun and easy way to sculpt just about anything. The best part is that it only takes a little flour and water to get the job done. Make a strong mask that will fit your face perfectly with this complete photo tutorial. What You'll Need: 1/2 a cup of flour 1 cup of water A large bowl A few pages of newspaper or magazine paper Vaseline or aloe lotion Yarn, hemp or string to tie on when finished Once you have all your materials handy, let's get started. Creating a papier mache head of Felix Morton Materials needed: Papier mache mix (flour and water) Strips of newspaper Balloon(s) Primer / white matte paint Acrylic paint (various colours) Cardboard (cereal packets work great) Masking tape Black marker pen Tools Scissors* (optional) Stanley Blade* or similar *children should be supervised Preparation:

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