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Papier Mache Doll

Papier Mache Doll by Pun Hui Falkenhainer

This delightful tutorial will give you invaluable help in making yourself a lovely papier mache doll.

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Shoes




Flatten both sides of the smaller Styrofoam ball. Cut in half with the flat side on the bottom. Make a foot (shoe) shape.



Insert wire or chopstick legs into shoes with white (pva) glue.



Body




Poke two holes on the bottom of the body. Glue the tips of the legs and insert into body.



Poke two holes on the bottom of the body. Glue the tips of the legs and insert into body.


Hair




Using a 4 ½ by 15 inch strip of washi paper, fold to 2 ½ by 15 inches. Tear about ½ inch wide strips.



Use as hair, with or without crinkling.






Glue down one strip at a time on the head. Don’t put glue on the whole strip to avoid flattening hair.

Clothes


Making the clothes
Making the clothes

Dimensions
- Skirt: 15” x 3¼” (Increase for longer skirts)
- Collar: 2¼” x ¾” (Fold in half)
- Belt: 5¾” x ¾” (Fold in half)
- Jacket 5” x 4½”

1. Drape the clothes on the body. Overlap the front of the jacket and glue to close the front. Dab the glue on the body to secure the jacket.

2. Glue the sides of the jacket together.

3. Pleat the waistline area. Slip over the body, positioning the skirt until
it looks right.

4. Wrap around a couple of times with sewing thread to secure.

5. Glue on the belt, covering the pleated skirt line. Close the belt on the back of the body.

6. Put glue on both ends and the middle area of the collar. Put around the neck and secure.

Some finished examples


Finished examples
Finished examples

Finished examples
Finished examples

Final words...

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