Want to make this, er, What-ever-he-is?
You will need:
|For the body of the What-ever-he-is, scrunch up some newspaper into a large pear shape.|
|Use lots of sticky tape to keep the shape together.|
For the legs, take three sheets of newspaper and, starting at the short side, roll them into a long sausage shape.
Again, use lots of tape to keep the shape.
Make another in the same way.
|Take one of the legs and tape one end to the underneath of the body.|
Fold it in the middle to make a knee joint.
Use sticky tape to hold it in position.
|Do exactly the same with the second leg.|
|For the arms, make two shorter bent sausage-shaped rolls of newspaper.|
|Hold them against the top of the body and tape them into place.|
|You should now have something that looks like this!|
To make a hand, roll up four small sausages of newspaper.
Tape three of them together for fingers.
|Tape the fourth to one side for a thumb.|
Make a second hand in the same way.
Tape the hands to the ends of the arms, making sure that the thumbs are on the inside.
|For the feet, make a padded-out triangle shape for the main part of the foot.|
The toes are just four balls of newspaper stuck to the triangle shaped foot.
Each one is slightly smaller than the last.
Tape the foot in position.
Make a second in the same way, and tape that into position too.
|Next, make a small ball of newspaper for a neck, and stick it on using more tape...|
...and for the head, scrunch four or five sheets of newspaper into an oval-shaped ball.
Tape it together.
|Tape two ping-pong balls to the top of the head for eyes.|
|Scrunch up a small sausage of newspaper and wrap it over the top of the eyes to make eyelids or eyebrows, and tape it into position.|
|For ears, make some newspaper triangles...|
|...and tape them into position on the side of the head.|
|Make another, longer triangle...|
|...and tape it to the front of the face to make a beak-like top lip.|
|The bottom lip is just another rolled-up sausage of newspaper taped underneath the triangular bit that you've just added.|
|Finally, add a small ball of newspaper for a nose.|
|When you're happy with the head, tape it onto the body.|
|You should now have something that looks like this.|
|If you like, you can press a pencil into the model's tummy to make a belly button!|
|What-ever-he-is now needs some skin, so mix some PVA glue half and half with water, and use it to paste pieces of kitchen roll all over the model.|
|Cover the entire model - but avoid the ping-pong ball eyes!|
When the paper mache dries it will be very hard and ready to paint.
Use whatever colours you like. This one is going to be green.
|Remember to pick out pupils on the ping-pong ball eyes with black.|
You can make your What-ever-he-is posed in any way you like.
This one is relaxing, reading a magazine...
|...this one is bouncing on a bed...|
|...this one is sitting in quite contemplation...|
...and this one is climbing up shelves!
Try it yourself!