Well this I hope will soon be a collaboration I've used packing peanuts, in the same way im going to show you to use them, for a while but never found that anyone else does it the same way as me.
What you will need
- Biodegradable packing peanuts (they must dissovle when put into water)
- Water (of any kind spray bottle, bowl, or even saliva)
THATS IT (very simple)
What else you may like to include
- Spray paint
Step 1: Creating
its good to have in mind what you want to make
The coolest finished piece I have is my tortoise/turle
after getting the packaging wet it gets sticky just start sticking it to each other and mold it it's as simple as that
Check further on to see some of the techniques I use to get what I am looking for
Step 2: Decorating
You could always use markers (although it may be hard to write on the surface) I used spray paint and It did great
it doesnt get much easier
but you could always complicate it and do some really creative cool stuff I want to see it!
Step 3: Peanut to Petal
You will need scissors for this step
Cut the peanut from one corner to the other in a straight line
moisten the side of the now half peanut and stick it back together forming now more of a kite than a rectangle shape
This is your petal (but I encourage you to try more moisten the tips and curl them if you would like)
suggestion: You might want to get one of the better bigger fluffier kind of peanut and then flatten it so the petal looks better.
Step 4: Petal Party Now a Flower
repeat the last step until you have sufficient number of petals I went with four petals
to join the petals together in the best way take about 2 peanuts roll one up moisten the outside and cover it with the other
this will give you a pretty good base you can attach all of the petals too
I did not get to take the pictures but if you would like to add a face to the flower just cut a peanut into 4's and take one of the fluffier quarter and attach it to the front of the flower rounding the edges adds a nice effect also
Step 5: Harden!
you can take your creations and make them a little more permanent by leaving them outside, in a covered area, for the night
You may think "o what good will that do" but the good it does is the moisture from the due fall gets it just moist enough to start the reaction thing and it ends up hardening this also does decrease the overall size though :( so you may want to take that into account before hand
I did this with a neck lace type thing (on accident) I will try to get photos as soon as I find it :)