Introduction: EcoFriendly Bear

About: My name is Carolina Hunrichse, i'm an art teacher, and also make paper mache

Why did i make a bear?

i have no idea

Step 1: The Cardboard

had the idea of making a big mask for a while, even asked my friends what should i do

So a took some cardboard strips , wet them with a sponge and start to make a shape, i dont°t know how to call it, rounded, spherical... cut a big strip for the neck, mark and cut it diagonal.

I didnt think it was going to work at all.

i mean,

I started wrapping with cardboard a bucket with a salad bowl on top

Adhered the strips with glue, tape and staples.

Step 2: See How It Look

The next day i look at myself in the mirror, and doesnt look so bad, so the making began

Step 3: Make It Harder

Took a thick paper bag, tear into strips and glue to the shape. I use my especial glue made with water and flour.

let it dry

Step 4: Shape It With Newspaper

Put several coats of newspaper with glue (paper mache)

Put two wires as ears, and a roll made with newspaper too.

Try it on, and mark the place where the mini window whould be, under the nose.

let it dry

Step 5: Add More Details

Make the shape more round with layers of newspaper (smooth the edges)

add some plastics bags for chin and neck fat.

Cover it all with layers and layers of paper

let it dry...

I liked how it looked made entirely of newspaper...

Step 6: Making It More Alive

Once it is dry, i draw some guide lines for the details like the nose and eyes.

Made some paper mache and shape the nose and ears, join them with PVA glue.

For the head, use PVA and papermache, did the texture with a carving tool

Put marbles as eyes, masking tape to hold on, and let it dry for the night.. next day keep adding paper mache round the marbles, use the carving tool for textures and shape.

Step 7: Let It Dry... Like for a Week

Thats the most boring thing about paper mache... it has to be let dry for a long time.


its worth it

Wear it as you want

Cardboard Contest 2017

Second Prize in the
Cardboard Contest 2017