Made by Geraldine Robinson
I watched your video and decided to try making koala. Also have your book.
My second ever paper mache. A friend wanted me to make koala for Australia themed vacation bible school. I had your book and watched videos. At first said no didn’t think i could do it. It was a lot of work. Lots of masking tape and paper. I used fast mache instead of making my own. Love it. While wet made lines for hair. Took a lot of paint even though used gesso first. Maybe needed more gesso. Was wondering of could use canned spray paint for base color to cover more easily.
4 thoughts on “Koala”
It’s a great koala. I’ve always wanted to shake hands with you, and it looks like its willing. Love it.
He’s adorable! That is a great project.
Thanks you for sharing.
I think koalas are such endearing animals. This guy is a cutie. Your fur looks like the real thing. Thanks for sharing.
Great koala! I’m glad you got talked into doing it, because the kids are going to love him. I hope he’ll find a good home after vacation Bible school is over.
And yes, you can use a spray primer, but just make sure it’s just primer. The kind that’s called ‘paint +primer’ will dry with a gloss finish, and your acrylic paint won’t stick to it as well. The Primer alone works really well, though. I use it all the time.