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PaperMache Birds Showpiece | Other Craft Ideas

By KALAIVANI | Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Difficulty Level Intermediate
PaperMache Birds Showpiece | Hobbyideas
Create your owm Paper Mache Birds
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how to do it yourself

STEP 1
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Take a ball of papermache.

STEP 2
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Roll it into a form an egg to make the body of the bird

STEP 3
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Take a small ball(quantity less than half of te size taken for the body) of paper mache to form the head, in a form of dome.

STEP 4
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Use a small piece of toothpick to attach the head to the body

STEP 5
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Similarly attach the tail part.

STEP 6
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Roll the paper mache into a form of teardrop to form the beak.

STEP 7
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

Use a toothpick to attach the beak to the head.

STEP 8
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

Bird is almost done. Leave it to dry for 10-12hrs

Tip: U can use small amount of Fevicol MR to fix the parts together.

STEP 9
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 9 | Hobbyideas

Make as many birds u like.

STEP 10
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 10 | Hobbyideas

After 12hrs it would look like this, it will have small dents / uneven surface..

STEP 11
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 11 | Hobbyideas

Make a paste of Fevicol MR and papermache

STEP 12
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 12 | Hobbyideas

Apply the paste on the bird and smoothen the surface and leave it to dry.

STEP 13
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 13 | Hobbyideas

Colour the bird as you like with Acrylic Colours.

STEP 14
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 14 | Hobbyideas

For the branch, take a piece of wire and a wire cutter

STEP 15
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 15 | Hobbyideas

I made a simple design with the wire to form a trunk and a few branches.

STEP 16
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 16 | Hobbyideas

Simplest step, just press the paper mache on the base wire design to form a thick trunk and the branches. Leave it t dry for 10-12 hrs.

STEP 17
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 17 | Hobbyideas

After it is completely dry, paint the tree with Fevicryl Acrylic Colour – Brown.
P.S.I liked the natural finish with the paper mache, so did not apply the paste used on the bird, if u want a smooth finish u can use the same paste.

STEP 18
PaperMache Birds Showpiece - Step 18 | Hobbyideas

Arrange the birds on the branch and use Fevicol MR to stick them. Apply glaze to the finished piece and you are done

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colour – Dark Brown 05, Light Green 12, Black 02, Lemon Yellow 11 Fevicol MR, Paper Mache, Wire, Wire cutter, Toothpick

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