Christmas Toys Paper Mache.

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Do you feel it? It’s in the air! Christmas time, wonderful time. The weather is still awesome, but here and there you see a fresh-cut Christmas tree on the roof of a car.  Yet it seems so far away; a false feeling because the eve will come quickly and your head will spin. No surprise we are getting ready now, not later, by doing fun Christmas projects like this one.

I’ve been waiting to do the paper mache for a long time. Turns out it is quite easy. You will need:

  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • torn paper, the smaller pieces the better.
  • paper mache ball ornaments. I bought this ones and they were perfect.

Warning: its going to be messy so prepare plenty of paper towels.

But first things first, we cooked some glue. I always ask for help from my students and stirring flour and water was a very difficult task for me to do alone. 🙂 Just put it in a bowl large enough to avoid the spills. The kids were very eager to see how exactly you can get a glue out of cooking ingredients and were very surprised that this method worked.

I had some leftover wrapping paper that we loved, but you can use whatever you have, even newspaper if you are going for the sort of bohemian Christmas tree decor. Use brushes to spread the gel like liquid on the pieces of paper or simply dunk them in the mix and go ahead stick them on the paper ornament. Layer the paper pieces a few rounds for the full coverage.

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It took minutes for the toys to dry out and my students were able to take the ornaments home that day.

I would be happy if you showed me your creations in the comments.

Have a fun class!

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