Belle of the Barns/Spring 2022
This is the paper-mache you remember from elementary school, but back and better! Anyone can take this paper-mache technique and make it their own. Come join me!
Many times when I am thinking ahead to what I am going to create in the coming weeks, I get my inspiration from memories of my childhood. And that is where this craft comes in! I know I am not the only one who can remember making paper-mache piñatas in Art class in elementary school. I know some even made masks! Can you just see the mess of newspapers now???
I don’t think we have much of a need for masks or piñatas around here (at least not yet, anyway..haha!) BUT, I decided that the sky was the limit with what we could do with this technique. So I gave these Easy Paper Mache Bunnies a whirl on Facebook live and I LOVED how it turned out. I knew I was ready for Spring decor, so a bunny banner it was. I ended up loving these little friends so much on their own displayed in my own decor, I decided not to even make a banner. Isn’t it funny how you can change your mind like that?
Here is what you will need:
-equal parts All Purpose Flour & Water (I did 2 cups of each)
-newspaper + brown craft paper to form your bunny
-bunny template cut out from cardboard
-fabric for bunny tails
There are several techniques to do paper-mache, this is just the way I did it! Whatever you have around will work great. You will want to rip yours newspaper into strips and your mix should somewhat resemble pancake mix, that’s when you know it is perfect. You can also take time to get your bunny template cut out. You can find that template here —–> Template for Paper Mache Bunny
I baked my bunnies in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, and flipped them once. Once they were done I painted them fun, Spring colors and added a tail made of cut fabric.
Y’all, that is all there is to it! These Easy Paper Mache Bunnies are easily one of my favorite crafts to date. And definitely my favorite Spring decor in my home. If you want an even more in-depth tutorial, you can watch my craft this live on Facebook here! I would love for you to try this and let me know what you think.