Fluffy White Paper Mache Snowflake
Each giant Snowflake will be as unique as Snowflakes themselves.
Here is a quick list of materials.
White Paint and Paint Brushes
H20 and Rags
Let's Get Started
1 Creating Your Armature
Start by cutting your snowflake design out of recyclable cardboard you can pick up outside of Lowes, Wal-Mart, whatever stores are close to you.
Use your template to cut another snowflake to create a 3D design.
Make your Snowflake as large or small as you like.
2 PaPer MaChe Your Snowflake Armature
Now you are ready to cover your armature with paper mache strips dipped in your homemade paper mache paste. You will need to apply four layers of newspaper strips over the armature. After applying the strips you will set your armature aside and let it dry over night.
Quick Link to Paper Mache Paste Recipe and Clay Recipe
I would add 10 or more layers to the armature concentrating on connecting sections of your armature. However many layers you add to your armature, is how strong your Snowflake will be.
Drying all those layers of newsprint strips will probably take more than 24 hours just depends on your weather outside.
3. Paint Your Snowflake White
You must seal your paper clay or paper mache pieces with varnish. You can spray or brush this on your Snowflake before adding your fluff.
Or you can simply apply a good coat of Elmer's glue and apply the stuffing. The glue will act as a sealant for your paper mache.
Snowflake Finishing Touches
4. Cover with your fluffy stuffing
Cover your flake with Elmer's glue and lightly apply your fiber stuffing for a soft snowflake look.
5. Glitter Time
They are dreamy and will make a great decoration for any room.
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One quick snowflake fact: World’s Largest Snowflake: The world’s largest snowflake was reported to be 15 inches across and 8 inches thick. The Guinness Book of World Records states that this giant snowflake was found at Fort Keogh, Montana on January 28, 1887.