Thursday, October 15, 2009

Paper Mache Pumpkins

During Grandma and Grandpas visit last weekend we decided to make Paper mache Pumpkins.

Recipe for the glue
3 cups of all purpose flour
12 cups of water

Materials needed
12 inch balloons
2 newspapers cut into 2 inch strips.
Orange and black paint
1 can of Polyurethane clear spray
Containers are needed for the balloons to stand in.

I took three cups of All Purpose Flour and six cups of water. Mix them together until the flour was dissolved. Then I boiled six cups of water and added the flour and water mixture to it. I let it cook until the mixture thickened. Once it cools down put the mixture in a large bowl. Blow up your balloons and you are ready to start covering your balloon with newspaper. Dip the strips of newspaper in the glue and wipe off excess with your fingers. Place strip on balloon. Keep this up until the balloon is fully covered and at least six strips of paper thick.

We started out using paper bags and quickly found out the paper was too thick.

Tomarow I will post the completed pumpkins.

Thank you Kim and Heather for your great post about your children and their cute life adventures. There is still time to read all about their posts on "What would your children say?" Wednesday.


  1. That looks like fun! I can't wait to see the finished pumpkins!

  2. I Love that idea! Very cool project! Looking forward to seeing them when they are complete.

  3. How fun! I can't wait to see the finished product! I may have to give it a try.



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