Today, we have a guest post by Irma Holguera, who made this delightful paper mache dinosaur for her son.
And lucky for us, she agreed to show us how we can make our own dinosaur. He’s a fierce-looking fellow, even when he’s wearing his Christmas outfit.
Be sure to click the images below to see the full-sized pictures. And now, read on …
©2015 Irma Holguera
How to Make a Paper Mache Dinosaur
I started a paper mache Dinosaur sculpture for Christmas decoration (for my boy), and made a Coroplast pattern and assemble it.
Then I started adding paper and tape, playing with shapes. For the claws and feet I use aluminum foil and wire.
For some datails in the head I also used aluminum foil. The spikes are made of cardboard.
I started to have some problems keeping it stand up, the paper on his head made it heavy and tumble down, so I hid a weight out of cast on his tail, problem resolved.
The eyes, teeth and other details are made of air dry clay.
Then I spread the paper mache clay all over and let it dry for 2 day. I used a PVA glue named “Resistol 850 Profesional”
When it dried it started to fall down again, the paper clay made his head heavy. So I made a wedge for his foot with the air dry clay.
I painted with a medium grey and let it dry. Then with an almost dry brush with white acrylic paint made some lights.
After it dried I used a watery black color for shades and dried it with cloth. The I painted the eyes and feet.