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Monday, April 16, 2012

Dinosaur {{3in1}} post! Party Ideas ~ PAPER MACHE


I LOVE paper mache!!!  Possibilities are endless and super cheap to make! Here are some fun dinosaur invitations, feet holders, and even a bowl!

3D Dinosaur Party Decorations / Invitations




PAPER MACHE RECIPE:

I like to use either of these recipes depending on the project.

1. 1/2 part white glue (Elmers) to 1/2 part water

OR

2. 1 part flour to 5 parts water. Boil for 2-4 minutes and let cool. Takes longer but it's much cheaper.



I used the flour recipe for the feet since I was making several paper mache items at once. 
 I've also heard liquid starch and wallpaper glue work great too.

TIP: Add salt to your mixture to prevent molding

Supplies:

Newspaper
Glue or Flour (depending on recipe)
Salt (optional)
Construction paper
Paint
Fan (optional)

Make a template and trace on construction paper. I like it since it helps adsorb the liquid and seems to dry quicker. Start tearing newspaper into little pieces (1"x 1" roughly) and dip into mixture.  Ball it up a little to make the texture bumpy. You may use smaller pieces to fill in the edges of the toes. It should have a little height on it to make it sturdy so they don't break but not to thick or it will take longer to dry and may not dry at all. 



Once finished I placed them in the garage with a fan for the first few hours. Takes about a day or two to dry. Once completely dry, paint and you have great party decorations. 





Add printed card stock (hot glued to the back) and they make SUPER cute 3D party invitations. 




Paper Mache DINOSAUR FEET! 
These are great for silverware holders, straws, party favors....or just fun decorations.

To give you an idea of how sturdy these holders are, I made them FIVE years ago and use them every year for our Halloween party!!

Supplies: 

Soup cans
Cardboard 
Newspaper
Paper Mache Mixture (Glue or Flour)
Salt (optional)
Hot Glue (attach the can to base)
Paint
Fan (optional)





Dinosaur "EGG" bowl

Same process as above. I lined a mixing bowl and made points around the edges to make it look like a cracked dinosaur egg. Let it dry and sspray painted with speckled paint.



Check back soon for more Dinosaur party ideas!!!



16 comments:

  1. I love this idea, but i want to know how you got it to be such a pulp. My are not coming out as though the paper is blending together as one, you see each individual piece of news paper. Any tips? also about the construction paper you construct it on, does yours come off, dissovle, again what! Thanks for any help

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  2. All the images are saying protected by owner and do not come up. They are just white boxes. I want to make the Dino feet for my sons first bday party
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  3. All the images are saying protected by owner and do not come up. They are just white boxes. I want to make the Dino feet for my sons first bday party
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    1. Did you ever get a reply to this comment? I'm trying to plan my grandson't first birthday party and would love to see the pics

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  4. I would like to see the pictures. Is there something I need to do to get to the actual pics instead of the white boxes that say "protected by owner"? I want to make the dinosaur feet for my grandson's 1st birthday party

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  5. Same here.. What's the point of giving detailed directions and no pictures? I'd love to make these.

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  6. yeah this is kind of lame not being able to see any of the pics

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  7. why do you put the photos and reepie on the internet but put a protect by owner on eatc pic????? How do we see what youre doing????

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  8. We can't see any of your pictures. Please fix.

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  9. We can't see any of your pictures. Please fix.

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  10. none of photos are showing.. what is going on?

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  11. Yeah - would love to make these! No pics. :(

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  12. Agree with above posts. Would love to make the Dino feet for my sons party but can't see any pictures. Very frustrating.

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  13. Guess im not the only one that cant see pics for a min i thought it was just my phone

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  14. Guess im not the only one that cant see pics for a min i thought it was just my phone

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