This is the second Papier-mâché animal that I made. This was a collaboration with my friend Sue Tan. If you remembered I made the duck earlier and now this is the horse. These were made for our good friend’s birthday.
Step one: Outline the shape of the horse on cardboard with a market pen
Step two: Cut out the shape of the horse and glue on some sticks to support the legs, making sure you leave an extra inch at the end of the legs.
Step three: Make the glue. We used flour and warm water mix in a bowl.
Step four: Cut out strips of newspaper. Dip the newspaper in the glue and wrap around the cardboard horse until it takes shape. This part is quite tedious but worth the patience as the form is build up.
Step five: Cut out wrapping paper or whatever you want as the final layer. We used Chinese New Year packets.
Step six: Let the horse papier mache dry completely
Step seven: Use lacquer or varnish to seal the horse. You may need a few coats.
Step eight: Make a stand out of styrofoam and cardboard. The internal sturcture is a piece of styrofoam I found from my old computer box. I then covered it with cardboard. Punctured holes in the top of the cardboard stand and slot the horse sticks in it. Use glue to secure.
Et Voila! The final product ;p
I had to redo yesterday’s horse sketch because my friend didn’t like it. So here it is version 2 just for you SUE TAN ;p