29 July, 2013

Monday Funday :: Paper Mache Tea Cups

We used:
  • Elmer's glue
  • paint brushes
  • scissors
  • toilet paper rolls
  • scraps of paper
What you do:
  • Mix together 1/2 elmers glue and 1/2 water make your paste. 
  • Paint your paste onto the cardboard or dip your strips of paper into the paste. Mae does not like getting her hands messy, so we painted ours...but part of the fun could be getting messy.
  • Continue to cover the cardboard, layering your strips until the whole thing is covered.
  • Cut around the edges and let it dry 2-3 hours.

To make the tea cups:
  • Cut a small part of it off, to make the handle. I cut it and doubled it where it is glued to the mug, creasing it to make a "D".
  • Then make 4 slits to fold inward and glue them with a glue gun—this will make the bottom.
To make the tea pot:
  • I placed a plastic bag over a glass, that was the size I wanted for the tea pot.
  • I began to layer the paper mache over the glass, using at least 3 layers. 
  • The handle is from a part of a tiolet paper roll, the same way as the cups. 
  • The spout was made by just rolling up the paper after it was dipped it in the paste. 
  • I glued everything, once it was dry.

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