Making papier-mâché figures yourself, it takes you a little patience and you get sticky hands from it, but how great it is to make nice shapes yourself from wallpaper glue, newspapers and iron wire. Let the figures dry for a week and then you can paint the figures the way you want. For children this is the ultimate craft, we find. Really everything is made by yourself!
Wendy Piepenbrock, mother of 2 children and teacher of grade 8, sent us the pictures of the lizards, which were made in her group. With these tips, you can now!
Wendy tells me:
How cool are these lizards from papier-mâché! 🤗 Een paar jaar geleden werd in geïnspireerd door hagedissen gemaakt van klei in Spanje. I wanted to make this myself anyway. It was made of papier-mache. I make them every year with my class and they are getting a little more beautiful! Are you going to work with it? Take your time for it! You really need a couple of weeks 🤗
How to make these cukerds?
- Prepare wallpaper glue the day in advance.
- All kids get 3 pieces of iron wire. 1 piece of 80cm and 2 of 40cm.
- With the thread, bend the body with head, twist the legs around.
- Use 3 to 4 rolls of painting tape to cover the iron wire. .
- Fill smaller bins with wallpaper glue and let the children cut strips about 3 cm from newspapers. Make sure they each have enough strips. With hands full of glue it is not so convenient to cut 😉
- Cover all the tape with a few layers of papier-mache.
- Make sure that the last layer is a layer of toilet paper. This allows you to paint the lizard a little nicer at a later time. Otherwise, you'll see the text of the newspapers through.
- Leave to dry for a week, then: Paints but!!
And so the lizards can look like, in all the colors of the rainbow they are painted by the children.
Aren't they beautiful?
Want to see more of Wendy? Then click HERE to view her Instagram account.
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