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Papier Mache

Papier mache is a great craft product for a quick, simple and creative activity!

Dazzling Papier Mache Birdhouses

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These Birdhouses can be decorated in a number of ways. You can paint them, stamp them even add glitter to them! Use our steps below as an instructional guide to create your own birdhouse!

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  • These birdhouses can be decorated in a number of ways. You can paint them, stamp them, even add glitter to them! Use our steps below as an instructional guide to create your own birdhouse!
  • Step 1Give your birdhouse a base coat of white paint. This is not essential but provides a good base for painting. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2If you’re after a full coverage of colour, paint your birdhouse with a bright colour. Allow to dry.
  • For a stamper effect try decorating your birdhouse with foam stampers. Use a paint brush to apply paint to your stamper. Press the stamper onto the birdhouse, continue this process in a pattern to decorate your birdhouse.
  • Step 4We created our own stampers, take a look at our Foam Stampers to learn how to make some for yourself.
  • Step 5To add some sparkle to your birdhouse, cover the areas of your birdhouse with a light coat of glue. While the glue is still tacky, sprinkle glitter over the glue covering it entirely. Allow to dry.
  • For less glitter wastage, use a scrap piece of paper folded in half to catch the glitter falling off the roof while decorating. This will make it easy to tip the glitter back into the container ready to reuse!
  • Step 7Jazz up your birdhouse by decorating with sequins. Attach with glue.
  • Step 8Another way to add detail to your birdhouse is to use the end of a cotton filter to paint dots on your birdhouse. Allow to dry. Or try using a black marker to draw on some finer detail.