We've been working with paper mache this week which has been lots of fun! We decided to make some animals (possibly a bit ambitious but nonetheless good fun) Jacob chose a giraffe and Esme chose a pig (with a little help!) Luckily Daddy was home when we did this so he could give us a hand.
This is what our animals looked like before the papermache went on. They don't really look like animals do they?!
Jacob rips up some newspaper, ready to dip in the paste.
Getting started on the paste. Jacob delighted in making a huge mess by dipping the newspaper in and then carrying it over to the giraffe while it was still dripping - great fun for a little boy!
Careful construction of the giraffe. You may notice that Esme wasn't that keen on getting her hands dirty - I ended up doing most of hers!
The finished product - for today! They will require lots more layers before they are stable and look more like the animals they are meant to ;)
Here's the recipe for the paste we used:
12 tablespoons cornflour
1 cup cold water
4 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon disinfectant
Blend cornflour and cold water. Add boiling water to make 5 cups. Boil for 1 minute until clear, then add disinfectant (we didn't bother with this as we used it all up on the day!). If too thick, add a little more water.
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