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Paper Mache Penguin; Recipe and Tips

 

  • Before starting your project, clear a large area and cover with garbage bags or several sheets of newspaper. Paper mache is a very messy project!baking beginnings, pouring measured water into baking dish
  • Allow each layer to dry completely before adding another layer, will keep the layers strong as well as prevent mold growth.
  • Add a bit of salt to your recipe if it’s a project you plan on keeping for awhile. The salt will help prevent mold growth.
  • Adding a small amount of white glue to a basic flour & water paste will give the paste some strength.
  • Acrylic paints are a good choice for painting dried projects, for best results make sure each coat of paint is fully dry before painting another coat.
  • Make sure the item is completely dry before painting or spraying with varnish or a sealant, the paper material may bubble a bit underneath if you don’t.

1 cup Flour (2 parts)
1 1/2 cups Water (3 parts)
1/2 TBS salt (optional)
1/4 cup white glue (optional)

 

Click HERE for the rest of the article with recipe and instructions

paper-mache-penguin-1CLick HERE for the PENGUIN Project instructions

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Curtain Project Collection

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From rods – to fabric – to embellishments - it’s all HERE – Check it out!

 

Upcycled ‘Sugar Skull’ Keychain

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Use a Barbie head, paints with a very fine paint brush, glue on some jewels, add a keychain – and you’ve got your very own! Or buy one HERE

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Art, Buy it, Crafts, Gift it, Kids, Recycle it, Sell it, SWAPS

 

Tent Air Conditioner

For under $20!!

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Materials Needed
1. Small battery power fan
2. Foam cooler
3. Knife
4. Pen
5. Later – batteries and ice

Click HERE for the instructions

 

Bottle Cap Picture Bracelet

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  • Photos of your choice
  • Circle punch – 1”
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Flower cabochons
  • Bottle cap jewelry findings
  • Jump rings
  • Bracelet blank
  • Jewelry tools or pliers
  • Charms to spell out “M-O-M” or any other names or words

Click HERE for the instructions

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Art, Crafts, Family, Gift it, Recycle it, Scout Meeting, Sell it, Wear it

 

DIY Candle Jar Makeover

 

Hidden Compartment Hanger

Great Idea!

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  • Canvas fabric
  • Bias ribbon
  • Invisible zipper
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Secret hanger pattern
  • Sewing machine

 

Click HERE for the how to and pattern!

 
 
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