Paper Mache Egg Cup
Submitted by Chris Josephs
Estimated Cost to Make the Item: $0-$2
I started this off with a piece of hand towel roll. Then cut a base of the boots, and the shape of the legs, covered in scrunched up newspaper to get the shape, (the shape being held in place with sticky tape). I also put a stone in each foot, just to give some weight to the bottom of it, to hold it steady.
I then covered in 9 layers of paper mache, waiting for each layer to dry before applying the next one.
I did have to make the belly a bit big, to compensate for the big bottom I gave it.
Painted in Acrylics, then coverd with 3 coats of varnish, just to make sure it is waterproof. I have had this in use for 3 weeks, just to make sure it could take being cleaned often. Of course it cannot be washed, but has had not trouble being wiped clean with a cloth.