Another “Tape Mache” Experiment – Wet and Stick Tape

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Wet and Stick tape – it might be OK for kids, but I wasn’t too excited about it…

But the only way to know if something will work is to try it, right? 🙂

I do think the tape would be OK for a simple mask over a balloon, like the ones in this video – although her tape seemed to be sticking better than mine did.

And now that I’m thinking about her video, it occurred to me that we might be able to use the tape for scales or feathers. Maybe make a mask or sculpture with paper mache, and then decorate it with bits of the tape. But I didn’t think about it while I was doing the experiment, so if you want to try it, test it first to make sure the tape will stick well enough. I did use a different kind of tape to make feathers in a previous post, and they look really nice. You can see the paper mache feather post here.

I also just thought of a way to combine the two types of tape – use one layer of the wet and stick tape over a balloon or bowl, let it dry, and then cover the inside with the Nexcare tape to make it nice and smooth and comfortable to wear as a mask. But I didn’t try that, either… 🙂

I want to thank everyone who offered suggestions and sent in links to various types of wet and stick tape on my previous video. You guys are the best!

And now – back to that grizzly bear. He’s done except for the instructions, so it should be online sometime next week. (Edit: the grizzly bear is done now. You can see the pattern here. 🙂

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