Jan 21

My “snow-less” snowman

I’ve been meaning to blog about this during the holiday break, but I just kept on forgetting to take photos of the finished paper sculpture 😛 Anyway, last Christmas, my sister and I decided we wanted a snowman.

Unfortunately, snow is not something we have here in the Philippines. It never snows here! Our solution? Make a snowman out of paper mache.

Paper Snowman in progress

I didn’t want to go through the tiring process of mashing up newspaper pulp to make our sculpture. We wanted the snowman BIG, like big enough that people passing by our house would be able to easily see it from the gate (we planned to put the snowman on the foyer). Mashing up loads of old newspapers just wouldn’t do. So we did the next best thing: crumple up the old newspapers, shape and stick them together with tape!

Once we got the general shape we wanted, we dampened strips of old newspapers and put them over the “skeleton” with homemade paste. We put two layers of these strips for a smoother effect. It took about 24 hours to make the paper sculpture totally dry before we painted it with acrylic.

Paper Snowman

I don’t know how long this will last. But hopefully, our homemade snowman will still be ok for next Christmas!

1 comment

1 comment!

  1. Jacque says:

    this is a fun idea. like it! 🙂


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