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There are a few good ways to do the circles but here is whatwe did:We tied a string to a pen andthen tied the other end to a thumb-tack.We put the thumbtack in the center of the circle we wanted and dragged itaround taking care to keep the string taught.In theory you should get perfect and uniformed circles.Good luck with your build and Happy Halloween.
Working on BB-8 now, and have one question.How did you get the orange circles to actually be circular? Did you trace a circle from something else? Are you just that good at freehand? Did you use dark magic? I must know!
working on my sons now! The paper mache is done and doing the clay today. Thank you for sharing how to make this awesome costume!
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So sorry for the delay on this. I had an illness in the family that kept me away from the computer for a bit. And I so hope this has worked out for you. I did 3 or 4 layers and it seemed to work fine. It will seem a bit flimsy but after adding the clay paint and sealer it will be "almost" kid proof. (-;I am not sure about getting the yoga ball out but would think if you are ok popping the yoga ball you could cut around any parts that stick. Just an idea.
I am so excited to see that people are using this as a reference point in building their costumes this year. If you all don't mind I would love to see pictures of how they turn out. Post them here if you can. My kids don't believe me that there are going to be more BB-8's and R-D's out there and I would love to show the. Happy building!!!
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Hi RickHow many layers of paper mache did you put on? I have done 3 up to now. I've also forgot to oil the yoga ball. Do you think it will come out without damaging the paper mache?Cheers
The paper mache was two parts water to one part flour and a teaspoon of coking/olive oil. I think if you google recipes you should find many that are all similar in nature. I used a store bought paper mache clay so i am not sure what a good recipe would be. That said, there are some out there for sure. I think they should all work well. The only diferences might be in the amount of time it takes to dry. Happy building!
Hi Rick it showed you did a paper mache first with newspaper and then added the layer of clay paper mache. Could you share exactly what you used for both the recipes? I have made all my kids costumes normally by way of sewing but when my son wanted to be Bb8 I was unsure how to make him round. Luckily I found you!!! It is so close to Halloween I do not want to have to experiment with recipes and risk failure!!!???any help is much appreciated!!
Cooking Oil/Crisco seemed to work pretty well for that
This is so great! How did you get the yoga ball out after the clay paper mache was dry?
It was a 30 inch yoga ball (also known as the cheapest one they had on Amazon at the time. Best of luck with the project!
Do you happen to know the size of yoga ball you used? I'm trying to adjust for my older child. Thanks!
The costume actually turned out pretty light. The heaviest part was the bike helmet we used to attaché the top to. To stop things from sticking we rubbed the yoga ball down with cooking oil. That seemed to work pretty well. Happy building!!!!!!!!!!
This is an awesome costume. How did you keep the paper mache from sticking to the yoga ball? I'm worried about the end product being a little too heavy for my daughter (who is sooo excited to be making this)
Did you make your own paper mache clay or was it the ready to use one (if so, which kind)? Thanks in advance!
I used Celu-Clay but only because I found a bag lying around my parents garage. The recipes online seem to work just as well.
Ingenious! Thank you!
How did you make the hats?
Hi Jessica, I actually used 2 salad bowls that I paper mached over. Then I used some old bike helmets that i attached to the inside using spray foam/insulation in a can.
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