Papier mache head

Papier mache head

The figures with big head are a tradition in many carnivals around the world and other local feasts. This children’s craft will allow the children to create its own head in papier mache.

Papier mache head


  • To develop motor control
  • To develop imagination and coordination.
  • To recover traditions


  • A big balloon
  • Upholstery glue
  • A newspaper
  • Cards
  • Paint
  • Sellotape

Pasos a seguir

Blow up a balloon. Cut out the ears, the nose and the mouth in a card and stick them to the balloon with sellotape.

Papier mache head paso 1

Cut out stripes of newsprint, put glue them on them and glue them to the baloon in successive coats interweaving. The more coats, the more solid the head would be.

Papier mache head paso 2

Leave it to dry 24-48 hours. Burst the balloon and remove it.

Papier mache head paso 3

Cut out a circle in the base where you can put your head. Put on the papier mache head to know at what level you have the eyes and the mouth. Cut out the eyes and mouth slot. If you want, instead of a slot for the mouth you can do little holes for breathing that will scarcely be seen.

Papier mache head paso 4

Paint the head and leave it to dry. Congratulations big head!

Papier mache head paso 5


  • Edad:7 years
  • Tiempo:1 hour
  • Dificultad:Low

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