Children’s Crafts: Paper Mache Lizards : Paper Mache Lizard: Wrapping Armature in Cheesecloth

Children’s Crafts: Paper Mache Lizards : Paper Mache Lizard: Wrapping Armature in Cheesecloth

So, now we've built our wire armature andwe're ready to start the paper mache process.

That begins with the cheese cloth.

Again,this is what we find in the painting section of a hardware store.

It's got several layersto it so, we're just going to cut off a piece, unroll it and cut.

It opens up.

We want tokeep it at a double layer.

By keeping it at a double layer it allows the paper mache tohold on a little bit better.

This is a critical point to paper mache that we sometimes missand it makes everything a lot easier.

What we're going to do is we're going to wrap thelizard in the cheese cloth.

You're going to do that just like you would with a presentand as tight as possible.

So, you're just going to take it around and use the insideof the body and the inside of the head for gathering that material and if it doesn'tstay, if there's some excess, it can either be cut off or it can be stapled on, becauseagain this is going to be wrapped in paper mache.

So, it's not that important how greatit looks.

We just want to make sure that the entire armature is covered.

Like right there;that is a place I would use the stapler; just like that.

Then I just want to make sure thatwe can still see the shape of the lizard.

If it's not perfect and it's not stickingtogether that's OK to because it's all going to be paper mached in a couple of minutes.

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