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

Get a fast start on your next paper mache project or hand-made gift with Jonni’s easy downloadable patterns for masks, animal sculptures and faux trophy mounts. The patterns help you create a beautiful work of art, even if you’ve never sculpted anything before.


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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