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Papier Mache Bunny

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Papier Mache is an old craft that always provides fun for every generation of kids and adults.

Supplies
Balloon
Newspapers
Papier mache paste
Cardboard
White glue
Sand
Funnel
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Scissors
Masking tape
Wiggle eyes
Pompom
Cotton
Black permanent marker
Instructions

1. Use a balloon to make a papier mache body. The papier mache will dry within 2 to 3 days.

 2. When the papier mache has completely dried, pop the balloon and widen the hole on the papier mache a little bit, just large enough for a funnel to get through (approximately ½ to 1 inch diameter). Remove the balloon latex as well.


 3. Insert a funnel through the hole and pour ½ cup of sand into the papier mache.

 4. The sand will allow the papier mache to balance and stand on its own. If it's still a bit wobbly, add a bit more sand until it is balanced.
 

5. Draw and cut out a pair of ears, front legs and hind legs out of cardboard. 
 

6. Tape the ears and legs to the papier mache body with masking tape.
 

7. Papier mache over the hole on top as well as over the areas with masking tape. Allow the papier mache to dry.
 

 8. Once dry, paint over the whole sculpture with acrylic paint. Bunnies are most commonly painted white but you can choose other colors like brown, gray, pink, light blue, lavender, or even black.

9. When the paint has dried, draw lines on the bunny's front and hind legs using a black permanent marker.

10. Glue on any of these materials for the eyes, nose, and snout:

EYES - wiggle eyes, buttons, flat beads or round paper cut-outs
NOSE - pompom, bead or oval paper cut-out
SNOUT - cotton 

11. Cut six 3-inch long thin strips from black construction paper. Glue the paper strips onto the cotton snout to make whiskers.

12. Finish up by cutting out and gluing a pair of oval paper shapes for the bunny's inner ears.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of FirstPalette.com and you can see step by step photos of the craft on their site.

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FirstPalette.com

A free resource for fun and educational kids' crafts, the site features a step-by-step guide for each craft project and includes printable templates, art recipes, and environment-friendly tips for crafting.

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