Today I decided that we would get down and dirty and do a real art activity. DS11 always enjoys working in 3D, and DD8 has been expressing an interest in papier mache, so I decided we would make use of that artist woman's great tutorial on wire framed figures. We followed that artist woman's instructions pretty exactly (except we used electrical and masking tape instead of duct tape, since I couldn't find any, perhaps because it was all used here), so I won't go into the "how's" in this post. Here is the work in progress:
I thought I'd taken a picture of everyone's plain wire figures, but apparently I only photographed mine:
But I stuck with the plan after all. Here are our figures grooving away as they dry for a few days. DD8's is on the left, mine is in the middle, and DS11's is on the right. (I didn't notice until I uploaded the photo that DD8 copied my skirt! She's too cute : ) We'll paint them another day.
I do remember now why I don't often do papier mache. Sticky!
Have you made any creative messes lately?