This is a technique that is like paper mache but you don’t need glue and it’s not messy. Making a gluey mess is fantastic, of course…but it’s sometimes nice to have non-messy ways of doing things!
I don’t actually think my example for this is very good! I think you’ll make something much more interesting.
You could of course use this technique to make other things like monsters and animals.
- Collect what you’ll need: a cardboard box (old cereal box is great), scrap paper, scissors, masking tape, small bits of junk modelling (like yoghurt pots) and pencils and pens
- Cut some cardboard from a cereal box or similar into an island shape. Make it no smaller than about 25cm ish across or it will be too fiddly.
- Make shapes of soft things like hills and mountains with scrunched up paper. Stick them down lightly with bits of masking tape.
- Make shapes of other things like buildings or steep mountains from bits of small-junk.
- Don’t worry, before stage 6 it might look like a right mess!
- Cover everything with a smoothed out layer of masking tape- you will use a lot! If you happen to have plain white stickers they work well too.
- Using all the awesome stuff you made from Days 1 and 2 cover your 3D island with amazing detail- perhaps some of your monsters live on the island. Perhaps use your patterns from day 1 to show the areas on your island.
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