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Make a fun flower pot

 

I got this idea from local artist, Dan Thomas, he explained how he makes them.  You could shape yours to resemble your favourite Greek God or simply a fun face, like the one on the right.  Don't forget to share your creations on the blog!

 

You will need ...

An empty plastic pot such as a pot noodle or plant pot.

A roll of toilet paper

PVA glue or wall paper glue

small amount of salt

1/2 cup of flour

 

 

 

Instructions:

1 Unroll a toilet roll into warm water, turning it to pulp — you can use a hand mixer to help.

 

2 Drain in a sieve and press out as much water as possible.

 

 

 

3 Add a load of PVA glue, mix as well as you can. Hand mixer might help here too.

You can add salt (to stop it going mouldy) and a little flour to dry it out a bit too.

 

 

4 Stick to the side of a pot, covering the whole surface if possible … leave no gaps!

 

 

5 Add string to the design if you like.

 

6 Cut small squares of kitchen roll and cover the surface — allow to dry a little and then wrinkle it to create a skin-like texture. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Paint!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a 'How to' video click here:

https://www.ultimatepapermache.com/new-air-dry-clay-recipe

She uses polyfilla (dry wall compound) but ask an adult to help if you wish to use this method.

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