New Year is an unforgettable holiday. A wonderful fairy tale in the middle of a long and cold winter. And what a real tale without the main character. And what is the main person in every New Year's history? That's right Santa Claus. Without this cheerful old man with his many jokes, funny and useful stories, entertaining competitions, not one New Year's holiday can be dispensed with. But most of all he is adored by children because he brings them coveted gifts and indulges in pleasant sweets. Therefore, it is very important that under the tree, each child has a delightful Grandfather Frost. Such a wonderful piece of art will not only perfectly entertain and please your child, but also perfectly fit into the interior of the room, giving him a piece of this festive fantasy. Today we will offer you to make Santa Claus out of papier-mache with your own hands. At first glance, it may seem that such a work is too complicated to perform, but in fact, thanks to our simple instructions enriched with a large number of photos, you can make it not only as simply as possible, but completely free. So let's start the same directly to create such a wonderful product!
In order to make Father Frost out of cotton papier-mache you will need:
The simplest way is for you to work using gluePVA, it will not need to be additionally manufactured. But you can also use any adhesive mass to choose from, for example, a paste. If you decide on a paste, you will need to make it first:
- The first option is a flour paste. In order to make it, dilute two tablespoons of flour in a glass of water. Then stir thoroughly until that time until there are no lumps. The resulting mass carefully pour into one liter of boiling water, while the entire substance must be stirred. Slightly reduce the heat and continue to cook for a few more minutes, do not forget to constantly stir the liquid.
- The second option is a starch paste. In order to make it, pour into a saucepan one glass of cold water and pour a couple of tablespoons of starch. After this, mix everything thoroughly. Next, add a little boiling water. As a result, approximately one liter of liquid should be obtained. Put the container on the fire and wait until all the liquid boils. Do not forget to stir.
Important to remember! If you want to work with a paste, you will need to stack all the layers evenly, otherwise unwanted results may appear in the form of yellow spots. The truth is it will be a problem only if the workpiece should have a white color, in all other variants this defect will perfectly hide the usual paint. Let's proceed directly to the creation of our GrandfatherFrost. The first step is to make a wire frame from wire or any other material you choose. After the even layers, we begin to wind the white cotton wool on the frame. When the figure you are making becomesstrong enough and thick to strengthen the cotton wool thread or tape. After this moment we pass to the main stage - gluing of cotton layers. To do this, first divide the cotton wool into thin layers, and then carefully place on the parts of the skeleton, well-smeared with paste or PVA glue. Do not regret glue, layers of cotton wool should get wet to the base. After the main contours of the figure are completed, you can start creating smaller details. To do this, you will need smaller pieces of cotton wool, previously moistened in a paste. The most difficult part of the craft is the face. In order for you to get a smooth surface it will be necessary to make evenly the thickness of each layer and make sure that no lumps appear. If you want your surface to be even smoother, glue the workpiece with plain thin paper. Next, from the wire make a frame for the dressour Grandfather Frost. The obtained base will need to be tied with strong threads for knitting. If these are not available, then you can replace them with a construction paper tape. The next step is to glue the frame of the dress with cotton andmake a hat on the head. When you are done, it will be necessary to dry our Father Frost. On average, drying can take from two to four days, depending on the size of your craft. You can also use another method. Fasten two or three layers of cotton wool and then dry it and only then continue to work further. This option will take much more of your precious time but the artwork will be more neat. If as a basis you used a plastic bottle or a foam cone, then the manufacturing process will not be much different. The only thing - from the wire you will need to make only hands. Also, if you wish, you can make felt boots. Filth from cotton wool, they are absolutely the same as from simple plasticine. After it will be necessary to paste the edges on the edges of the cap. When the workpiece completely dry, you can start painting. For this, any paint available at your house is perfect. Once the paint has finished drying, glue a beautiful white fur to the fur coat and Santa Claus hat. Next, make a cotton beard. In order for your Santa Claus's beard to be as lavish as possible, it is necessary to thoroughly crush cotton wool. In the same way, make the hair that will look out from under the cap and mustache. After that, wait until the workpiece has dried completely. It is strongly recommended not to try to speed up the drying process with a hair dryer. Using this method, you will make the upper edges take a dense crust, and the lower ones will not dry out enough. The last step is to draw a person's grandfatherFrost and painting of the beard and hair. In order to originally decorate the fur coat perfectly fit acrylic gold. Give Grandfather the Frost in hands a beautiful gold or white staff, put it in the place chosen by you and the hand-made is ready. Thus, in just a few days, using simple and accessible materials, you made a wonderful Santa Claus out of papier-mache with your own hands for free. This article not only beautifies the interior and brings the spirit of the New Year's holiday to the house, but also will serve you and your children a wonderful decoration for many decades. Therefore, do not be lazy to start creating a magic Santa Claus from papier-mache with your own hands right now and let the coming 2015 become truly wonderful and fabulous for you and your family. Also, do not forget to share your impressions and the results of the work done in comments with other users of the site.