You will need...
- Preparing the corn starch
Step One - Preparation
Mix one tablespoon of powdered corn starch with one cup cold water. Mix until completely dissolved. Transfer to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until the corn starch starts to bubble and it becomes transparent.
Pour in a container and let it cool. Be careful, it will be very hot!
Add one tablespoon of carpenter's glue.
- Pouring the corn starch into a container
- Tearing strips
Use your fingers to tear the brown grocery bags into small strips. Don't use scissors - You want the paper strips to have a feathered edge.
Do the same with the newspaper. Tear it into small thin strips.
- Tearing the newspaper into strips
Cover the styrofoam ball with a layer of plasticine.
Model the plasticine into the shape of a skull. Use a modeling tool to add detail.
- Covering the ball and modeling
- Adding features
Add small pieces of plasticine to create cheek bones and smooth your skull with your fingers.