I know Halloween’s over now, but when I received Anna’s email I couldn’t resist posting her mask. This would be a great school project, at any time of year. Here’s how Anna describes this project:
I hope I’m not too late to add some things into the halloween mask party.This year, my daughter asked to be an Einstein Bobblehead like in Night at the Museum 2…sooo
I started with a frame of plastic canvas to give me a space to put her head.
Then I used crumpled lumps of newspaper to get the basic shapes and did a layer of regular paper mache.Â Then, for the first time I tried the homemade paper mache clay recipe…and I’m definitely a fan!Â Helped me smooth out some features and build up the mustache.
Even though I did paper mache the head did get a little too heavy for my original plan of mounting it on a helmet so I ended up mounting it on a back pack and it actually bobbled!
I don’t know what I’m going to do with my giant Einstein head now that Halloween is over but I had a great time making it and I think it came out really well.Â Thanks for the clay recipe!