Monday, April 6, 2009

Inspired by Middleburg, a great Etsy shop, we decided to create papier mache sculptures. After some research with Google, we found that there really aren't very specific instructions for creating sculptures. We decided to make our armatures (as some people call them) out of Q-tips, cottonballs, thin cardboard, toiletpaper tubes and lots and lots and lots of masking tape.

Cece decided to make a fairy and a princess and I made a mermaid. After our armatures were done, we set about to make the paste. I mixed about 3 cups of flour to an equal amount of water. What a mess, maybe next time we should do this in the garage.

After about 4 or 6 layers, our girls were done. The princess never got covered - but there's always next time. Now we just have to wait for them to dry.