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
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 bit of 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.
For a 'How to' video click here:
She uses polyfilla (dry wall compound) but ask an adult to help if you wish to use this method.