This is the second part of my Paper Mâché Owl post click here to see Part One.
The children (aged 5 to 9 years) have finally completed their owls. They worked on these for 5 weeks!! However it's only been 10 - 20 minutes at a time.
Week One - First layer of paper mache
Week Two - Second layer of paper mâché (white paper)
Week Three - Paint base colour
Week Four - Paint features
Week Five - Add glitter, sequins, eyes and further details.
I coated them with Mod Podge prior to sending them home.
A couple of things I would do differently next time to cut down time:
- I would use a layer of coloured paper rather than white, this eliminates the need to paint a base coat.
- I would possibly not paint them at all yet instead offer materials to stick on the owls (fabric cut out in wing shapes), felt hearts, cut out or goggle eyes, paper beaks, painted paper shapes, sequins etc etc. (children really struggled to paint the round shape in detail).