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Here are my DIY tips for creating the papier mache planets. This is a great craft to do with your kids. Keep in mind that this is a labor-intensive DI...
I gathered an assortment of round balloons
I then created my papier mache mixture by mixing flour and water. This is your "glue". Should be the consistency of pancake batter...you could probabl...
I applied three layers of strips to each balloon, allowing each layer to dry in between. You don't want to be so neat and smooth with the layering. Re...
On a damp day, placing the planets in front of the oven door helped speed up the drying process. Temperature around 200° The balloons will shrivel u...
Once dry, I painted each planet with a coat of white primer before applying the color. Then let them dry again. Resting the planets on flower pots hel...
I use acrylic paints. The colors are easy to mix and they clean up easily with water. This image shows the first layer of color. Let each dry before ...
A closeup of Neptune and Venus. With two coats of base color, sponge on a second darker or lighter color to bring out the texture. This works best wh...
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Posted:Sep 15, 2010
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