How to Make Crepe Paper Mache Rock Sculptures

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HAVE you ever wished you could suggest a use for the interesting stones that children bring home? Here is an idea. By adding crepe-paper mache to these rocks, the children can produce interesting creatures of the imagination. These can be used for paperweight gifts, but the experience of making them has its own reward. With crepe-paper mache children can make rocks into birds, animals, vehicles, fruit, vegetables, holiday novelties.  Sounds fun, right?  Sure does.  So, let’s get started.

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How to Make Crepe Paper Mache Rock Sculptures



 

Materials Needed

Crepe Paper of Different Color

1 Cup Measuring Cup

Bowl

Water

Mixing Spoon

Flour

Salt

Rock

 

Step 1



Cut up crepe paper into tiny pieces.



Cut up crepe paper into tiny pieces.


Step 2



Make about one cupful of crepe paper.



Make about one cupful of crepe paper.

 

Step 3



Add enough water to cover paper... soak overnight.



Add enough water to cover paper… soak overnight.

 

Step 4



Mix and rub wet paper into into fine pulp.



Mix and rub wet paper into into fine pulp.

 

Step 5



Mix in 4 or 5 tablespoons of flour and 2 tablespoons of salt.



Mix in 4 or 5 tablespoons of flour and 2 tablespoons of salt.  Work until texture of clay.  Add more flour or salt as needed.  Make a different batch for each color.

 

Step 6



Use the mixture as if it were clay.



Use the mixture as if it were clay.  Use rock as base, and crepe clay as head, wings, feet, tails, or whatever else your sculpture needs.  It will dry as hard as the rock.



Here are more ideas



 

Here are some more ideas.

 

And, there you have it.  A great way to mold many different items simply by making Crepe Paper Mache Rock Sculptures.  What did you land up sculpting?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, don’t forget to take a picture of your item as well…. you can add the picture to the comment.  I’d love to see it.

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