Introduction: Super Mario Star
Gaming fan? well youll love this super mario star, it only takes roughly 5 hours and practically barely any money (i accidently deleted the pictures from the early stage of production, but dont worry its really easy)
Step 1: What You Need...
quite a large piece of cardboard.
Plain white paper
yellow paint or yellow spray paint or yellow tissue paper
Step 2: The Skeleton
cut out the shape of a 5 sided star of course making the top triangle bigger than the others fitting a traditional super Mario Star...
Step 3: Shaping It
get your star and and add more cardboard on the main areas, such as the centre and the five triangles, however i used polestirine used in packaging, but if you make sure it is aproximately 1.5 inches high it should be fine regardless.
By this i mean on one of the triangles you will have a smaller triangles that sticks out a lot more and in the centre a rather large protusion so you will have six big bumps sticking out on both sides of the star cutout.
Step 4: Making Sure It Is More Rounded
by now if you have followed the instructions you should have a star with several protrusions that dont look anything like a super mario star, but do not fear, this is where your masking taped comes in handy, go crazy cover the enter surface in tape stretching it over the bumps you made with carboard or polestirine and you should see that it is a lot more rounded because the tape is going round the sides whilst being stretched over the six bumps.
Step 5: PAPER MACHEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
If you have followed the instructions correctly you now have a star cover in masking tape, you will now notice that it is taking shape, but its not quite over yet. apply paper mache (2 parts PVA glue 1 part water), once you have done both sides apply a layer of plain white paper.
By now your wondering what about its eyes? well dont worry, simply scrunch some tin foil up into two even tube like things, then paper mach them seperately (this is very tricky it hates sticking to the foil but you have to wrap it quite a few times round and stick it on top of itself first), then after you have finnished the eyes you place them evenly on the star and put thin horizontal strips of paper across the eyes making it stick however push it into the edges of the eyes to give it better definition and you should end up with this...
Step 6: This Is Pretty Much the Final Step
Apply paint/spray paint how u like but if you went with tissue paper it will take you roughly 30 min longer, simply paper mache it onto the star, and paint the eyes black with a small white sparkle in the top right corner of both eyes. If you want the star to seem shine-ier? then apply a layer of PVA (it dries clear remember) and that should do the trick. voula
dont worry ill have more pics up soon