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These are some papier mache Santas that I've made using a file folder, newspaper strips, DIF wallpaper paste, and Celluclay.

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I started with a cone shape out of the file folder (making it the height I wanted the body).  Next I added another piece to create the shoulders and main shape of the body.
 
PeckLauros3 years ago
Very creative. Easy to make and cheap! Very good!
craftydabbler (author) 3 years ago
Thank you! It is time consuming but I get lost in it and lose track of time so easily.
I find the wallpaper paste in a tub at wallyworld. I dilute it with water so it will go farther - and it's still plenty sturdy when dry. I am so messy when I'm working on a project and it's easy to clean up.
ChrysN3 years ago
Those look amazing, nicely done!
amnartist3 years ago
Nice!!! You did a great job on these. As an avid paper mache artist, I can say you make this look easier than it really is. It's time consuming but so rewarding. They are painted so well too.
I don't know if wallpapering is going out of style, but I'm having trouble finding the wallpaper paste cheaply these days...if at all. I'm finishing an abstract sculpture for a Christmas gift and have some resin glue I'm getting ready to try for the first time. It's supposed to make the piece super hard. Wish me luck.