Papier mache is great for creating and sculpting fun three-dimensional projects, for hours of fun and enhanced creativity. You may need to make a few of these pens as they will want some for all of their friends. This idea was inspired by the adorable Olaf from Frozen.
Catch the premiere of Frozen on Disney Channel on Sunday, February 14th at 7pm.
Time: 1 hour
What You’ll Need
- Newspaper strips
- Wallpaper paste
- White craft glue
- White, black and orange acrylic paint
- Black felt scraps
- All-in-one water-based sealer, glue and finish
How To Make It
- Start by inserting the end of the pen in a small styrofoam ball and wrapping the pens with newspaper to build out the body. Secure the newspaper in position with sticky tape.
- Tear up some newspaper into little strips and use wallpaper paste, with some craft glue added, to glue a layer of the newspaper onto the pens. Just one layer of papier mache, left overnight to dry, is all you need to create a sturdy shell.
- Paint the entire papier mache surface in white, give it two coats to make it a solid, bright white. When dry draw Olaf’s funny little face with a pencil and then paint over the lines with black paint, and of course orange for the carrot nose.
- For the twig hair glue some small strips of black felt on to the top of Olaf’s head.
- Seal the entire surface of the pen with one layer of all-in-one water-based sealer. It goes on milky but dries clear to give the pen a shiny, wipe-down surface.
Cutting and gluing should be done by an adult.