Monday, April 10, 2017

sculpt a few tacos with papier-mâché

Finished papier-mâché pulp taco samples.
Brief Description: These tacos look good enough to eat. Save some clean tissues and bags from your real dinner some evening and wrap these up realistically for a little one to enjoy as a gift.

Supply List:
  • sturdy paper plates
  • newsprint
  • brown paper bag
  • masking tape
  • white school glue
  • red and brown acrylic paint
  • soft, small paint brush
  • papier-mâché pulp
  • shredded yellow and green papers 
  • Mod Podge
Directions:
  1. Cut off the rim of the number of plates you will need to make a handful of mouth watering tacos. 
  2. Crush some newsprint to sandwich between your faux shells and tape these in place.
  3. Now layer shredded brown paper along with white school glue all over the surface of your taco shapes. Cover the surface completely. Always end with the surface being covered with the white glue. Set aside the taco shapes to dry overnight.
  4.  Now prep the papier-mâché pulp according to the directions on the package. Spread it over the inside surface of the taco only to imitate the ground beef. Let this dry out; it must harden completely before continuing with the project.
  5. Paint  papier-mâché pulp brown for ground beef and red for sliced tomatoes. Let dry.
  6. Paste shredded paper to mimic shredded cheese and lettuce.
  7. Add a layer of Mod Podge to the entire surface of all tacos to preserve the work.
Left, tacos start out looking something like this, but, Right, in the end look more like something you could eat.
Cute fake food crafts from GuideCentral.

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