Little Glittery Paper Mache Star
Using a little cardboard, paper mache, and glitter you can make a little twinkle star.
Your stars can be hug on a Christmas tree or make several for a unique baby mobile.
Stuff You Need
Paper Mache Paste
Hot Glue Gun (optional)
Paint and Paint Brushes
Glitter and Elmer's Glue
1 Creating Your Armature (star form)
Start by cutting two star designs from recyclable cardboard you can pick up outside of whatever stores are close to you.
To create a 3D design you will cut one star in half and hot glue to each side of the whole star.
Make your Star as large or small as you like.
2 Paper Mache the Star Armature
Now you are ready to cover your star with paper and paper mache paste. You will need to apply three to four layers of newspaper over the armature depending how thick your cardboard is. After applying the paper mache you will set your star armature aside to dry over night.
Quick Link to Paper Mache Paste Recipe
3. Paint Your Star White
We recommend that you paint a primer coat of white flat house paint onto your paper mache sculptures in this case your paper mache twinkle star. It usually takes 3 to 4 coats of primer which will also give you a smoother surface for painting but I only used one coat for the star.
Now paint your star anyway you like using acrylic paints and let your paint dry.
I almost forget to remind you to poke a hole in the top to add ribbon for hanging.
Star Finishing Touches
4. Twinkle Little Star
To create a twinkle star there must be lots of glitter.
Cover your star one side at a time with Elmer's glue and apply awesome glitter. Let each side dry and then do the others.
5. Sealing for Protection
Applying a good coat of Elmer's glue will act as a sealant for your paper mache star.
That's it creative's your very own twinkle twinkle little star. We so enjoyed sharing this ideal with you and hope that you have been inspired to create something glittery in your world today.
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