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Christmas Rhino and Easy Holiday Ideas with Paper Mache

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Hi Everyone,

My newsletter is arriving later than usual, because I was waiting for my latest video to upload to YouTube. I just finished my new rhino mask pattern, and I wanted to show it to you before I start my holiday vacation. (I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas already!)

I also found some easy holiday ideas to share that would be really fun to do with the kids or grandkids. (I love those reindeer!)

Christmas Rhino and Easy Holiday Ideas with Paper Mache

Christmas Rhino?

OK, it’s not a lamb or a camel, but I did put some fairy lights on mine before I hung him on the wall. That qualifies as a Christmas decoration, doesn’t it? ? 

I used gray acrylic paint and some paper towels to paint him. I was running low on the glazing liquid so I had to hurry and paint it all before any of the edges dried. Naturally, that meant that I ended up with a lot of paint on my hands. If you try this method, you’ll probably want to wear an old t-shirt – or just be more careful than I was.  ?

You can see the new pattern and two new videos here.

With Christmas and the New Year coming up so soon, I’ve been looking for fun and easy ways to decorate the house. Most of the ideas I found today won’t cost any money, and most of them are easy to do. And don’t forget the post I put up last year, with 18 Christmas Ideas from UltimatePaperMache.com ?

Christmas Rhino and Easy Holiday Ideas with Paper Mache

Christmas Ornaments Made with Toilet Paper Roll

Elena’s Craft Studio posted this idea, but you can find quite a few more stars and snowflakes made with TP rolls if you do a search on YouTube. They’re really nice, and it would be a great family project. It looks like it might be possible to spray paint the cardboard with a bronze or gold color before cutting them in strips, and that would look nice, too.

Christmas Rhino and Easy Holiday Ideas with Paper Mache

Snowflake Ornaments with Paper Clay

Dream_Ferry_DIY posted this project, made with her own recipe for paper clay. They look really nice, and the recipe might be worth trying, too. She used a mold to make the little face, but the snowflake would look just as nice without it.

Christmas Rhino and Easy Holiday Ideas with Paper Mache

Reindeer Made with Wire and Air Dry Clay

This project is on the Kalyani’s Corner YT channel. Don’t let the photo scare you – she includes the full process, from start to finish, so it should be possible to make a pair of reindeer for the mantle. She links to several different recipes for air dry clay, but it would also work with my recipe.

Christmas Rhino and Easy Holiday Ideas with Paper Mache

Paper Mache Village

Bramble Reid has quite a few paper mache projects for the holidays, so it was hard to choose just one. I do like these houses, though – and they would be a festive addition to a holiday decor.

If you try any of these projects, be sure to show them off on the Daily Sculptors page – we’d all love to see how they come out. 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!

Christmas Rhino and Easy Holiday Ideas with Paper Mache

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