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Papier Mache Balloon Sculptures

We love challenge of sculpting an object that in real life is light as air (a feather, a bubble, etc.) without the heaviness of the sculpting materials interfering with the sense of how light they are. These papier mache balloon sculptures came out fabulous!

papier mache balloon sculpture | www.smallhandsbigart.com

The process was simple – we used plaster wrap to cover the balloons, let dry overnight, and then painted them with liquid watercolor.  Before we attached a wire “string” and glued a small pop can “hanger” on the back, we had to let the painted balloons dry another day because the moisture in the liquid watercolor re-activated the plaster and softened the balloons a bit.  I’d love to try to make balloons out of clay some day! Try it!  Super fun!

We are in love with how these papier mache balloon sculptures turned out!

papier mache balloon sculptures | www.smallhandsbigart.com

papier mache balloon sculptures | www.smallhandsbigart.com

papier mache balloon sculptures | www.smallhandsbigart.com

papier mache balloon sculptures | www.smallhandsbigart.com

papier mache balloon sculptures | www.smallhandsbigart.com

papier mache balloon sculptures | www.smallhandsbigart.com

papier mache balloon sculptures | www.smallhandsbigart.com

papier mache balloon sculptures | www.smallhandsbigart.com

papier mache balloon sculptures | www.smallhandsbigart.com

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