How to make a Papier-mâché panda :)
While waiting for components of my companion cube to dry I started making a panda. It takes a little longer than the cube as it’s abit more complex but if you want to know how to make one, heres how I made mine.
I first made the arms and legs, I find it easier to make the arms and legs first, so I can make a body that fits them. I rolled up newpaper into the limbs and used masking tape to secure them. I then Papier-mâchéd them.
I then attached them to the body, which I made from a ball of newspaper, I slowly built up layers to make a fat belly and a slimmer neck.
I then made a head out of another ball of newspapers, and used toilet paper to make the ears and nose shape
I then glued all my pieces together apart from the head, which I painted first then stuck on.
If you want you could make a little bamboo stick, Using a small wooden stick and some newspaper leaves
Then paint your panda black and white! ( remember to paint the bamboo stick too!)
And there you have it, a cute little Papier-mâché panda :)
How to make a Portal Companion Cube
So I told you I wanted to make something. Well today I made a Jewellery or storage box which looks like a weighted companion cube from Portal.
Pretty simply to make it should only take about an hour to make and it’s soooo cute :) , You’ll need thin card, corrugated cardboard and black, white and red paint. First just make a box/cube which can be opened and closed. I paper mashied the box first to make the paint stick better
Then make the detailed raised sections of the companion cube out of corrugated cardboard and glue them onto the cube
Add details for reference when painting
Paint the cube white so the other colours will stand out and stay on properly
Paint the box in appropriate colours
And there you go, you have a loverly companion Cube
Which not only looks pretty but can be used to store things