I made really big Jack O’ Lanterns
First Brew up a batch of Paper Mache paste. So… how do you make THAT? It’s EASY!
2 cups cold water, 1/3 cup flour, mix in a saucepan, over medium heat until it just boils,
remove from heat and let cool, you will be applying this with your hands.
Step 1, find and inflate a yoga ball, I used 2 sizes, 65cm and 75cm.
Next rip a phone book apart into little strips if you want to show detail, I have even used shredded paper before for a really tiny project.If you want a really smooth finish use tissue paper instead, for some reason it’s way smoother.
For the Jack O’ Lantern project I made BIG strips, in fact I only tore the pages in half because I wanted a rougher finish.You will want your final layer to be a white paper, because it makes painting easier.
I wanted an authentic looking “vine” coming out out the smaller balls top, so I taped a toilet paper roll onto the top and squished it until I liked the basic shape, then I got a paper towel out and wrapped it all around it and up then twisted the end to trail the vine off. It was rough just like a real vine! (of course, I forgot to photograph it)
I also used 1 layer of white as the first layer on the larger ball, this one will reflect light better than the one I did using phone book as the base layer.
and I had done stripes of red underneath all the orange paint to simulate the indents on real pumpkins.
Finally, add a light inside them!