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If you want to learn how to protect your environment this festive season, here's how to make Ganesh idol which would be an eco friendly ganpati too. How to make Ganpati making it using paper mache / papier mache is a rather innovative way to add that special festive look and feel.
Take Hobby Ideas - Paper Mache in the bowl.
Add water to the paper mache and knead it well to make a pliable and malleable dough.
Take the paper mache dough and make 1 big sized ball for the stomach, two thick long coils for the back and the legs, one small coil for the crown, two petal shapes for the ears, two hands, 1 carrot shape for the trunk of the Ganesha, 1 small modak, two tusks out of it.
First assemble two thick coils along with the big sized ball of the stomach.
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Assemble all the rest parts of the body together to form the idol.
Rub your finger with a little water to remove all the cracks from the paper mache.
Pierce holes to make the eyes, crown and the navel as well as make the depression on the forehead for the tika of the Ganesha.
Leave it to dry for atleast 2 days.
After drying the paper mache Ganesha will shrink 1 or 2 sizes smaller than what you began making it.
You can decorate the Ganesha with few ornamental stones using Fevicryl Fabric Glue.
Let it dry.
Paint the Ganesha as per your choice of the colours OR you can keep the idol as is.
We have kept one idol with a look of paper mache and the other with a painted look.
You can paint the idol and the tika of Ganesha with an antique gold effect using Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Black 02, Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Pearl Metallic - Gold 352 for the body and Fevicryl Acrylic Colour - Crimson 04 for tika, respectively.
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