|Finished papier-mâché doughnuts. Some young person will enjoy playing with these.|
Brief Description: There are many people both young and old, who enjoy crafting fauve foods. Every students can learn to craft papier-mâché doughnuts with just a few inexpensive supplies. Many crafters will probably have the majority of these supplies already in their possession.
Crafted foods make unique little gifts for the young child who loves to play house or who likes to pretend to sell things in a play marketplace. Once you get the hang of sculpting these baked goods, try shaping even more of your favorite foods. Before you know it, you'll have a whole kitchen full of these low fat, delicious, baked goods to share with friends and family!
- brown paper bag
- masking tape
- papier-mâché pulp
- white school glue
- acrylic paints
- seed beeds
- transparent glitter
- soft, tiny paint brush
- tin container and plastic lid (cleaned and recycled)
- Modge Podge
- Crush newsprint into long cylindrical shapes.
- Shape these into round refined doughnuts and then wrap the surfaces completely with masking tape. (shown below)
- Apply white glue to the surface of the masked confections with your fingers and apply shredded brown paper on these surfaces.
- Let everything dry overnight.
- Prepare the papier-mâché pulp as the instructions on the package state. Now apply a bit of the papier-mâché to the top of each doughnut till these look frosted.
- Let the donuts dry overnight again.
- Paint the papier-mâché different colors with the acrylic paints; let this paint dry.
- Apply white glue or a tacky glue of some kind on top of the papier-mâché icing and sprinkle glitter or seed beads into the paste. Let it dry solid
- Apply a generous amount of Modge Podge to seal the doughnuts.
- After these dry, display them in a clean, dry recycled container. They make the perfect craft for little ones that like to play house!
Additional Suggestions: Your teens will love making papier-mâché food crafts giant sized. Hang these from the ceiling during a Pop Art unit/lesson.