Woodland Baby Mobile

Baby mobile made with paper mache clay

What fun – a hand-made baby mobile with cute little woodland creatures, made with air dry clay. Our good friend Eileen Gallagher designed it and … Read more

Make a Chalkboard Globe

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from people who want to make paper mache planets. The more I thought about how I would … Read more

Paper Mache Chicken Clock

Here’s my entry in the “Three-Hour Paper Mache Challenge.” As I mention in the video, it took less than three hours (not including the drying … Read more

Toilet Tissue Tikis

We have our first entry in the Three Hour Paper Mache Challenge today. Now, here’s Carol, and her three-hour project. Enjoy! Hi everybody, It’s me … Read more

Paper Mache Piggy Bank, and Kune Kune Piglet Video

paper mache piggy bank

Make This Wolf Mask Today.
The pattern makes it easy, paper mache makes it strong, and you make it memorable with acrylic paint.

Or see the entire collection of Animal Decor and Mask Patterns here.


Project Difficulty Level: Easy to Challenging

Piggy banks can be made with as much detail, or as little, as you like. For that reason, a piggy bank can be a good project for the beginning paper mache sculptor, and just as challenging for the advanced student. To see what I mean, take a look at the piggy banks over at wikipedia.org.

I decided to use a mini pig photo as the starting place for my piggy bank, but I simplified it a lot. And I did very little painting on the final bank, so the project was fairly easy. I was working towards a fake antique look, so the paper and paste show through the final coat.

Total cost: less than $1, since I already had some paint and Verathane on hand.

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