I used a balloon, blew it up to size I thought Mario's head should be. Then I cut strips of newspaper and used flour mixed with water or liquid starch (which ever you have around) and dipped the strips in it. I then covered the balloon, crumpled up newspaper for the cheeks and nose and covered them, and let it dry a few days. The ears are cardboard, the hat is a small cardboard box that I cut to make the hat shape. Then I decorated it with extra paint, I had from painting his Mario bedroom. The hat is party streamers, and then the mustache is an old torn up hand bag that I cut up to make the mustache and eyebrows. The eyes are cardboard I cut and painted.
Using old newspapers to make things is so easy!