For the second layer, you’ll use packing paper and white glue. You need to use the paper out of your bag or discover one thing much less stiff and barely thinner. Please ask your dad and mom to offer the white glue. A small (4 fluid oz) bottle of Elmer’s Glue-All from someplace like Cease and Store will likely be good. When you’ve got college glue at dwelling you may strive utilizing that as an alternative, however remember the fact that college glue isn’t as sturdy as white glue.
You will want to discover a piece of cardboard to guard your work floor while you’re spreading glue over the items of paper. Don’t use the cardboard offered within the bag! That’s for the arms. Additionally, you will want a flat brush with stiff bristles, about half an inch broad, to unfold the glue on the paper, and, lastly, two small cups or plastic containers, just like the small ones within the image that some hummus got here in.
Squeeze just a few spoonfuls of glue into the primary container, and fill the second with water.
Rip off a bit of paper. Crumple it up so it loses its stiffness. For curved surfaces, you’ll need smaller items, and for flat areas you possibly can use greater ones. Put a small piece of paper on the cardboard defending your work floor and unfold the glue over it with the comb. It doesn’t must be a thick layer of glue, nevertheless it ought to cowl the complete piece. Then unfold some glue over the a part of the top the place you’ll be inserting the paper. Stick the paper to the top. Urgent the paper in opposition to the froth together with your fingers, squeeze out the surplus glue from beneath the paper. You need it to stay tightly to the froth. To forestall getting the paper caught to you, preserve your fingers moist and slippery by dipping them within the water.
After you end protecting the chosen a part of the top (or the complete head, if that’s what you’re doing) go away it to dry. When it’s dry repeat the entire course of including yet one more layer of paper tape and yet one more layer of papier-mâché. Once more, let it dry. Drying time will fluctuate, however you’ll most likely have to attend about two to a few hours every time.