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Corrugated sheet mache ganesha idol

| Paper Craft > Paper Mache Crafts

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Expert

Turn your empty carton into exquisite Ganesha idols this festive season. Read more to learn how.


how to do it yourself

STEP 1:- Base of corrugated sheets

Corrugated sheet mache ganesha idol - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

• We are going to make the eco-friendly Ganesha idol using corrugated sheet mache/ corrugated pulp.
• Take the corrugated sheets; tear them into the pieces.

STEP 2:- Soak the pieces in water

Corrugated sheet mache ganesha idol - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

• Take the plastic bucket with water, soak the pieces of the sheet in to it.
• Refer to the images.
• We have to use bucket due to the size of the corrugated sheets which we are taking from the corrugated boxes.

STEP 3:- Make pulp

Corrugated sheet mache ganesha idol - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

• Make the mache out of the soaked sheets (you will have to use blender to make the pulp/mache). Remove the excess water from the pulp/mache.

STEP 4:- Start making the Ganesha

Corrugated sheet mache ganesha idol - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

• Take the plastic bowl; add Fevicol MR and Talcum powder to make the dough out of it.
• Start building the idol of the Ganesha with coil and pinching technique.
• Similarly make small mouse near Ganesha.

STEP 5:- Dry the idol

Corrugated sheet mache ganesha idol - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

• Your idol will look like this. Keep it for drying. It will take 2 to 3 days to dry completely.

STEP 6:- Colour the idol

Corrugated sheet mache ganesha idol - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

• Take the idol and the coaster measuring 4” x 4” in size. Paint it with Acrylic Colour Burnt Sienna 01, Black 02, Chrome Yellow 03, Crimson 04, Dark Green 06, Light Green 12, Orange 17 and White 27.
• Leave it to dry completely.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Burnt Sienna 01, Black 02, Chrome Yellow 03, Crimson 04, Dark Green 06, Light Green 12, Orange 17, White 27 Fevicol MR, Fine Art Brushes, Talcum Powder, Colour Palette, Water Container, Plastic Bowl, Plastic Bucket, Clay Carving Tools, MDF Coaster

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