Keepin' it Green: Paper Mache Dinosaur Tutorial
So you all should know that kiddo is obsessed with dinosaurs! He knows so many names (its pretty hilarious to hear a 3 year old sing about Giganotosaurus, or stumble on Parasaurolophus). We support this obsession in many ways, books, documentaries, models....etc.... So in keeping with this, kiddo and I made some Paper Mache Models of our own! Here is the tutorial! Start by watching this video from Martha Stewart that gave me the basic structure idea So cut out the basic body shape of your favorite dinosaur from cardboard, with out the extras like legs, horns, spikes, etc... (these have the legs glued on already, but imagine them without) Cut out legs and two small round disks for each leg. Glue the legs on placing them on top of each disk stack... The disks make the shape 3-D! After the glue dries, you will want to prepare your paper mache "goop" (a kiddo term). In the video they use a pre-made paper mache powder, but if you are like me with newspapers lying around, they work just as well.