Easy Popsicle Magnets and Ornaments
You will learn how to cut cardboard into a bright popsicles, cover with paper mache, paint, and care for with coats of shinny varnish.
This paper mache project is fabulous, easy, cheap, and great for someone wanting to create something unique for someone special. "Art is therapy."
Our bright Popsicle magnets and ornaments are to be a spring board for you, we encourage you to tweak, change up the popsicles all you want.
Recycled Newspaper and cardboard
Paper Mache Paste
Paints and Paint Brushes
H20 and Rags
Steps to Make Your Popsicles Sculpture
1 Build Your Popsicles Armature
We used toilet paper rolls to forms the base of each of our popsicles. Cut two in half and roll tight together for small pops. Stuff with newspaper and cut cardboard sticks to glue into place on one end.
Use masking tape to cover your Popsicle armature.
2 Paper Mache
Cover the Popsicle armatures with 3 to 4 layers of newspaper using your hands soaked in paper mache paste. Lay your paper flat onto your popsicles and work out all air bubbles. As you continue to apply layers of paper onto popsicles they will look great.
Once you have covered your popsicles with paper mache they must completely dry. Lay them out in the sun if you can for faster drying, they will take at least 24 hours to dry depending on the size of your popsicles.
If your popsicles does not seem tough enough add more paper mache. After each session of paper mache your sculpture must completely dry before moving to your next step. Awesome, guys get excited to see your popsicles take shape.
Quick Link to Paper Mache Paste Recipe: http://goo.gl/BH5lgM
If you need once the popsicles has dried you can lightly sand with sandpaper and wipe off before painting.
3. Paint Your Popsicles
Paint a white coat of primer paint on your popsicles to give you a white canvas for painting on. We use white flat interior house paint to prime the surface our paper mache.
Once the primer coat as dried paint with acrylics anyway you like. I begin with the darkest color first and work my way to the lightest shade. On our popsicles we used many washes of color, layering is very important when painting.
Let all you paint completely dry before sealing with varnish.
4. Varnishing (Protecting)
You must seal your paper mache pieces with varnish for protection against moisture. I spray on a couple of coats of spray can varnish and let them dry.
Popsicles Wrap Up
This is just one way to make bright and beautiful popsicles now it is your turn to use it to create your own popsicles for you and a sweet friend in your life.
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