Toilet Paper Tube
Paper Towels or Newspaper
Paints and Brushes
Step 1: Start the Head Form
When you are happy with the shape and the feel, wrap the tin foil in tape. I used blue painter's tape, but masking tape will work as well.
Note: I placed a tube through the head of my puppet, because he has a sneezing effect. You do not have to do this. It's kind of gross actually.
Step 2: Paper Mache and Paint the Head
In a bowl, mix the glue with some warm water. 3 parts glue to 1 part water, make sure it is mixed well.
Dip the strips into the bowl and begin applying to the head form. Overlapping and crisscrossing the strips adds interesting texture and strength.
You may need to do a thin layer, let it dry for a few hours, apply another layer, let it dry, and so on. Keep going till you're happy with the form.
When you are done with the paper mache, you will need to let it dry for at least a day. You want the head to be dry before you apply the paint.
You can paint and decorate any way you like. I found using round thumb tacks for eyes added a lot of character.