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HI,I used 1.5 inch thick board.
I used elmers glue to hold the pink layers together but I do not recommend it. The glue takes months to dry. I recommend the special glue for foam.I also used 3 inch long screws to hold the layers together.I used spray glue to hold the fabric to the outside. I don't remember the brand. It worked well.
Hi LisaT162,imagine that you are taking the panda head and slicing it into layers with a giant knife. And each slice is the same thickness as the pink foam board.When I made my Hello Kitty head, my slices were vertical. But I see that somebody else posted a brutus the buckeye head and his slices were horizontal.The middle slices would be the biggest. and the end slices would be the smallest.If you look at the pictures in my instructable, you can see different views of the slices.
Thanks Lynxspring. Those pictures are great. I didn't do a very good job of explaining the fan. Your solution is far more advanced than mine.
Hi Deathofafly,I think you are on the right track. Go to a fabric store and get the thinnest, most transparent black material you can find. Do not worry that people will be able to see inside, it will be dark inside the head and nobody will be able to see through the fabric (unless they get really, really close).My Hello Kitty head does not have any fabric covering the eye holes and nobody can see inside. You might need fabric because your eye hole is so big.If I were you, I would create the head first and not even think about the eye hole until everything else is complete. You can easily attach the fabric with pins if you are in a hurry....timmy