Effortless Paper Mache Santa Bob
We will show you how to wade up newspaper into a ball and transform it with paper mache into a Minion Bob ornament for Christmas.
This paper mache project is super easy and great for someone wanting to learn the awesome versatility of paper mache.
Before we are done will add a few Bob characteristics such as goggles and a touch of personality.
This little Minion has a awesome whimsypapermache look we think you will enjoy so much.
Links to the YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/NyJEx_c92dI
Paper Mache Paste
Paints and Paint Brushes
H20 and Rags
Steps to Make Your Santa Bob
1 Build Your Armature
Begin by wading up recycle newspaper into a ball, using masking tape to shape your bag of newspaper into Bob's head. Slide your head into a plastic bag and begin adding features.
Cut cardboard into a round goggles and tape into spot. Use a piece of cardboard for a goggle band.
Use rolled up twisted newspaper to shape into a classic Santa Mustache. You will attach you mustache to Bob's face under his goggles with masking tape or hot glue gun.
Wad up newspaper into a tear drop shape and place on top of Bob's head. Twist up newspaper and circle around the hat for the white rim.
Add any features that you would like to see on your Bob at this stage, whatever makes you happy you put that in your world.
Once you have your Minion Bob armature is ready you are going to cover in paper mache paste and paper.
2 Paper Mache
Quick Link to Paper Mache Paste Recipe: http://goo.gl/BH5lgM
Cover the Santa Bob with 3 to 4 layers of newspaper soaked in paper mache paste. Lay your paper flat onto your Bob armature and work out all air bubbles. As you continue to apply layers of paper your Bob will begin to take shape before your eyes.
Once you have covered your Bob with layers of paper mache they must completely dry before adding more wet paper mache.
Tip: At this point check your Bob ornament for weak spots if you do not find any then begin painting but if he is not sturdy enough add more paper mache. We have a total of 7 to 8 layers of paper mache on our Bob ornament.
Paper Mache: Cover with 8 to 9 more layers of paper mache all at one time. Let it completely dry before moving on to paint. After each session of paper mache your armature must completely dry before moving to your next step.
If you need once Bob has dried you can lightly sand with sandpaper and wipe off before painting.
3. Paint Your Minion Bob Santa
Paint a white coat of primer paint on your Bob to give a white canvas for painting onto. We use white flat interior house paint to prime our sculptures.
Once the base coat as dried paint with acrylics anyway you like. Let all you painting completely dry before sealing with varnish.
4. Varnish and Protect
You must seal your paper mache pieces with varnish for protection. Varnish comes in a can in gloss or stain to apply with a brush or spray can, apply 3 to 4 coats and let it dry.
Follow the instructions on your varnish to apply. We use Polycrylic Minwax at the studio to seal all our paper mache art.
5. Hanger and Ribbon
Add a hanger attachment for a ribbon and hang onto your Christmas tree.
Santa Bob Wrap Up
This is just one way to make a Bob Santa ornament; we would love to hear your thoughts and see your paper mache creations.
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