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!
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!