Large Paper Mache Sculpture
Instead of hauling away newspaper to the recycling depot I've decided to keep it for something constructive. Or lets say I will construct just something out of it. And since way back years ago when I had volunteered at my son's elementary school's craft class in helping to make some large paper mache projects--now in my senior years I will be back to the joy of this messy but creative project as my latest hobby.
It takes a bit of time to start it off so I'm just in the stage of shredding paper. Together with the shredded newspaper I will later use other paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels.
I've also collected some pieces of flexible wire and balloons which will be used for the framework of the sculpture. I will not start constructing the framework till I know how much paper mush I can make from that shredded paper. I'd love to make a life sized French bulldog sculpture and I think I will have enough supplies for such. But if not; well, it might be just some small seal or something without four limbs :)
Besides all the rougher mush I will end up with I will have to also make some paper mache clay for the sooth finishing. Won't bore you with the other few ingredients since the recipe is easily gotten off the internet.
Since I have only started this hobby or project, I have no finished sculpture to show you. So, if anyone is interested in what paper mache sculptures can look like then again- it's easy to search it out on the internet.
I'd love to hear from any one of you seniors of what you think of this type of hobby and what you think of a person of our age that tackles such.
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