Year Round Paper Mache Candy Cane
For now I have only the one made and couldn't wait to share this easy decorating ideal. These whimsical candy canes are certainly not limited to the holidays.
You will need a few things to create your paper mache candy.
Empty toilet paper rolls
Paper Mache Paste
Tape to hold it all together
Paints and Brushes
How 2 Make a Paper Mache Candy Cane
Make Your Candy Cane armature
Take some newspaper and roll up to make the curved candy cane end. Create your curve and slide your recycled tp rolls along the top of the candy cane.
Tape everything in place; I used the clear shipping tape on my candy cane.
This is your candy cane armature which you will now cover with paper mache.
Cover your candy cane armature with 4 layers of paper mache strips.
Let these 4 layers completely dry before you cover with an additional 10 layers of newspaper strips. The more newspaper layers you cover your armature with the stronger your candy armature will become.
We have an easy to follow "How 2 Paper Mache" video for you.
Lightly sand your candy armature before painting a one primer coat of paint. Priming your armature will make a nice surface for painting but you don't have to prime your candy before painting.
We use acrylic paint on our candy cane.
Add a layer of poly acrylic varnish all over your cane to protect it against normal wear and tear to decorations.
Thank you for stopping by the studio, I hoped this sparked some creativity in you and don't forget to add your own little touch.
Please up load a picture on our facebook page, I would love to see your art.
Have a great day.
"We create like our Creator."