Monday, April 11, 2011
Making Mondays: Sleepy Papier Mache Birds for Spring
You might remember a couple of weeks back that I mentioned plans of making papier mache birds. Well, we did it! These were so much fun for both Yashar and I. Yashar especially loved the messiness and how tactile making these were. Apart from making the legs, drawing the eyes on, and supergluing the ribbon, Yashar made all of his little baby bird (the one with the red ribbon) himself. I'm so proud of him :))) And I became a litlle mesmerised and relaxed making my 'mama' bird too! -It turned out to be a perfect activity for both 3 year olds and 30 year olds!
This is how we did it:
1. First I made up some glue using this recipe for flour and water glue from http://www.papiermache.co.uk/
I put a small amount of the glue in a bowl and the rest in a jar to use later.
It seems like Spring is as sleepy as these birds around here...can't wait until the weather warms up!
I'll be back later in the week with a post about our crazy 'long weekend' roadtrip we just got back from.