Paper mache phoenix decorated with gift wrapping paper.
How To Do it Yourself
Draw and cut out a swan shape from the cardboard.
Crumple the aluminium foil and stick on both sides to make the stuffed body of the bird. You can use foam plates on both sides to give a curved appearance
Mix 1 cup maida with 1 cup water to make paper mache paste
Tear the papers into strips, dip in the paper masche paste and flatten between fingers to remove excess paste. Paste these strips one touching another
Cover the entire bird and let it dry for a day
Repeat steps 4 and 5 three times to make a solid 3 layer paper mache shape
Once this dries, cut small feathers from red and golden gift wrapping paper and stick layer by layer like feathers covering the entire bird.
Cut out wings with light cardboard and stick folding plastic straws under the wings so that the wing angle can be changed as desired
Stick gift wrapping paper feathers on wings also
Stick the wings on the body
Cut out cardboard shapes for legs and claw and apply with 2 layers paper mache. Attach with bird when dry
Stick the bird on the cake base
Paint the legs black and face rust color with fevicryl metallic paint. Use golden color for beak and claws.
Stick pista shells for the eyes and enhance eyes with permanent black marker.
Make long cuts in a use and throw red plastic cup and stick on head.
The phoenix made out of waste is ready.
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