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Papier Mache & other free hobbies for all ages

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • mumzyof2mumzyof2 Forumite
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    nope lol mine fell apart coz i forgot about it...so they went in bin today lmao
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  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    spud30 wrote: »
    Me and the kids made some this afternoon, we had a great time.

    Anyone know how long these take to dry?

    Most of mine dry out enough overnight if I sit them near or above a heater. :D Means I can make them one day, paint them the next.
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  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    Sealed banks are brilliant and this could tie in nicely with my 'cottage industry' challenge LOL I've got three more balloons and several newspapers.... what's it going to be next, I wonder? :)
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  • buy the 6 foot balloon, you know you want too.....
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  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    buy the 6 foot balloon, you know you want too.....

    Having been made well aware of the consequences, along with the very tight budget I'm on, it's impractical at the moment. However.... :D

    TIP: Should you decide to make a HUGE papier mache animal from one of those enormous balloons, measure your doors and windows BEFORE inflating said balloon and covering it in papier mache. You can't exactly great your masterpiece on the kitchen table and then move it into another room to dry.... it WILL NOT fit through a standard door :rotfl:
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  • lol, what did you do? Come on, tell Stunty all.....
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  • spud30 wrote: »
    Me and the kids made some this afternoon, we had a great time.

    Anyone know how long these take to dry?

    Forever!!!! :rotfl: help them out by using airing cupboard or placing at foot of radiatiors and allow 24-48 hours between layers!!!
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  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    :D Honestly, Stunty, I never made the giant balloon papier mache. But I have been saving lots of other bits and pieces and thought about all sorts of things I could make, mostly moneysaving and fun for (big) kids and free. Have you seen my pompom makers? :D
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  • spud30spud30 Forumite
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    Forever!!!! :rotfl: help them out by using airing cupboard or placing at foot of radiatiors and allow 24-48 hours between layers!!!

    Thanks Angel, our pots are now in the airing cupboard ;)

    I didnt allow any time between layers, so they may be doomed, but we shall see :o
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  • headoutthesandheadoutthesand Forumite
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    mine has started with great intentions but OMG - what a mess.

    Maybe mine isn't right.

    My paste is all lumpy, my balloon is moving all over the place and my paper kept breaking in the paste.

    is this normal?

    thank god i tried it first time when DS was in bed.
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