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
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
Glue or Flour (depending on recipe)
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!!
Paper Mache Mixture (Glue or Flour)
Hot Glue (attach the can to base)
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!!!