Paper Mache crafts have become exceedingly popular over the recent times. Using a balloon as a base, you can create a lot of innovative things utilizing the technique of paper mache to enhance your home décor.
You can use the simple white glue or make one using flour and water to get a thick paste. Though strips of newspaper are mostly preferred for paper mache, you can even try out brown craft paper or softer ones like tissue or paper towels.
After you have this paper mache balloon ready, you can go ahead and make a galore of interesting things, a glimpse of which you will get in the tutorials to follow.
The pretty twine basket attached to the balloon with a cure Playmobil character sitting on it gives it a more attractive appearance.
The acrylic paint decorations on the paper mache balloons make it look furthermore gorgeous.
You can also emboss the name or initials of your loved one.
The yarns wrapped around the balloons are yet another innovative idea if you have planned to host your wedding party in your plush apartment. To prevent the glue-coated yarn from sticking onto the balloon, you can smear the balloon with Vaseline first. When decoration your home for Christmas, you can dye the yarn in red and wrap them around your green balloons.
This lovely pumpkin basket made by paper maching a balloon would serve as a wonderful Halloween trick-or-treat basket for your little one.
Hang it with a string in the middle of your room to give the appearance of a centerpiece.
These amusing Jack-o-Lantern faces would be a perfect hit at your Halloween party.
This cute piñata fish would be the center of attraction on your kiddo’s birthday celebration. Make sure that the newspaper is dry enough so that the lovely fish does not break off.
Your kids would be enthralled see their favorite comic strip sitting on their goodie bowl.
You may have used a lot of innovative ways to make your Halloween pumpkin. Try a new way by creating them from paper mache balloons.
Theis famous Ollie the Owl piñata would be a fascinating game option for any party. You can also make a paper mache piñata without a balloon especially if you are designing something apart from animal figurines. In this case, you would need to use cardboard.
The golden spray paint on the bowl along with the sprinkled salt makes it look enticing.
With all the planets within their reach, getting a brief knowledge about the solar system would be a cake walk for your children.
The green map along with the blue waters, painted on the balloon makes it look like a real globe, a perfect project for your kid to flaunt in front of his classmates on the occasion of Earth Day.
You can make a costume of any other animal following the same procedure but by changing the shape according to the body features.
You can use your paper mache bowl to contain these eggs.
These marvelous baskets would be ideal to keep your small paper mache eggs or even any attractive goodies or toys that you plan to gift on the occasion of Easter. If you want small and perfect egg-like balloons, water balloons may be a good option.
Your dinosaur themed party would be a gala success, with this mighty paper mache balloon dinosaur followed by the dinosaur egg piñata as shown below.
Have a lot of goodies stuffed inside this huge-sized dinosaur egg piñata. If the balloon has been wrapped in the newspaper first, then two layers of paper mache would be thick enough before the paper mache is removed.
If you have a blue wallpaper adorning the walls of your living room, hanging these clouds on the ceiling would give you the feeling that the skies are within your reach.
With these handmade black cats and pretty pumpkin, your Halloween party will be a great success.
Dry the balloon overnight after you have glued the strips of paper on it to make the base strong enough.
With this scary skull mask sitting on your face, you can scare the guests to the core.
This piggy bank would come as a pleasant surprise for your child, especially when he is just learning to save his money.
This ladybug piñata would be perfect for a lady bug themed party.
If you have made a faux fireplace, then take your creativity a level by making a colorful garland from paper mache balloons.
You can embellish the paper mache balloon heart by painting something special on it to give it a personalized touch.
If you are busy DIY-ing a lot of stuff for Christmas, consider making this cute snowman by paper maching on a balloon.
Your home or the Christmas tree would look marvelous when decorated with many such colorful ornaments.
If your little boy is fascinated by the Iron Man helmet, make him one on his birthday, which he can flaunt with a matching costume for a fashion dress party at school.
Make plenty of these as gifts for the kids who attend your little one’s birthday bash.
Place this piñata outdoors so that all the munchkins present at the Christmas party can break it and grab the gifts dear Santa has in store for them.
So with these ample designs at hand, you would have a whale of a time spending the summer break with kids, teaching them something enjoyable and productive.
Published on May 12th 2016 by Miranda Gibbs