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How to Make a Stuart Minion Rudolph Ornament

Effortless Paper Mache Rudolph Stuart

Stuart Minion Rudolph Ornament finished
We will show you how to wade up newspaper into a ball and transform it with paper mache into a Minion Stuart ornament for Christmas.
We will add a few Stuart characteristics such as a goggle, antlers, big red nose and a touch of personality. This paper mache project is super easy and great for someone wanting to learn the awesome art of paper mache.
This little Minion has awesome whimsypapermache look we think you will enjoy so much.

Quick List
Recycled Newspaper
Masking Tape
Paper Mache Paste
Paints and Paint Brushes
H20 and Rags

Quick link to YouTube video: https://youtu.be/ssv6oZOJcjo

Steps to Make Your Rudolph Stuart

1 Build Your Armature
Stuart Minion Rudolph Ornament armatureBegin by wading up recycle newspaper into a ball, using masking tape to shape your bag of newspaper into a Stuart head. Slide your ball into a plastic bag and begin adding features.
Cut cardboard into a round goggle and tape into spot. Use a piece of cardboard for a goggle band.

Rudolph Nose
Wade up newspaper and cover with masking tape. Tape your nose to the edge of your goggle.

Use cardboard to cut antler shapes and sturdy with tp rolls. You can view this first hand in the how to video.

Add any features that you would like to see on your Stuart at this stage, whatever makes you happy you put that in your world.

Once you have your Stuart armature ready you are going to cover in paper mache paste and paper.

2  Paper Mache
Stuart Minion Rudolph Ornament paper maching
Quick Link to Paper Mache Paste Recipe: http://goo.gl/BH5lgM

1st Session
Cover the Rudolph Stuart with 3 to 4 layers of newspaper soaked in paper mache paste. Lay your paper flat onto your Stuart armature and work out all air bubbles. As you continue to apply layers of paper your Stuart will begin to take shape before your eyes.
Once you have covered your Stuart with paper mache they must completely dry before adding more wet paper mache.

Tip: At this point check your Stuart ornament for weak spots if you do not find any then begin painting but if he is not sturdy enough add more paper mache.
I have a total of 7 to 8 layers of paper mache on our Stuart ornament.

2nd Session
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 the big Stuart has dried you can lightly sand with sandpaper and wipe off before painting.

3. Paint Your Rudolph Stuart
Paint a white coat of primer paint on your Stuart to give a white canvas for painting onto. We use white flat interior house paint from the Family Dollar 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.

Painting Stuart Minion Rudolph Ornament

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 art.

5. Hanger and Ribbon
Add a hanger attachment for a ribbon and hang onto your Christmas tree.

Finished Stuart Minion Rudolph Ornament

Rudolph Stuart Wrap Up

This is just one way to make a Stuart Rudolph ornament; we would love to hear your thoughts and see your paper mache creations.
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