Step 1: The Items You Will Need...
metal bowl: to put the paper mache mix in
something to hold the ball up while paper mache is drying (a stand).
big ball--you want to find one that is plastic and that is a little bigger than your head... also, for a kid, you might want to deflate the ball a little, so find a ball that you can deflate.
flour and water--paper mache mix.
acrylic paints--blue, yellow, and black.
white spray paint--to paint the head white.
flat circular foam shape--bottom of the little hat on his head.
foam cone--for the top of his little hat.
plastic baseball batter's helmet--for inside the head.
foam sealant for houses (not today!)--to keep the plastic helmet in place.
glue gun--to glue stuff
extra glue sticks--well, let's just say that one glue stick isn't enough.
LOTS of newspaper--paper mache stips
Detatchable needle--like the ones they use on balls (look @ pic #3)
Drill & very small drill bit--to drill two small holes later on
Some salt--for part of the paper mache mix
dremel and circular blade attachment--to cut the mouth out
Cheesecloth--for the mouth
Red food dye--to color the cheesecloth red (duh)
Step 2: What you'll be doing
1.Get all the supplies
2.Paper mache (very messy)
3.Sizing the head
4.Checking (and if you have to) correcting some of the sizes
5.Gluing your batter's helmet into the mold
6.Spraying the head white (of course, with spray paint)
7.Cuting the mouth
8.Some more painting
9.Making your I-Can-See-but-You-Can't mouth
10.Final painting and details