So Baloo loves Minecraft. We found out about a website called Minecraft Homeschool, and they have a lite program for kids 5-15 all about the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World. I didn’t even hesitate – we signed him right up. It was 2 weeks before the class started though, so I wanted to give us a project in the meantime. And we decided on Minecraft Creeper Paper Mache.
I used a flour/water mix for the paper mache as found at UltimatePaperMache.com. We used a toilet paper roll to make the shape and then paper-mached it. I made sure to let it sit out and dry really really well since we used the flour method.
We wanted to get nice square eyes, so I cut a piece of thick black foam into a square and hot glued it onto a dowel (The square dowel rods were provided free by the website Craftprojectideas.com)
Surprisingly, they haven’t stood up to the destruction of 3 boys. When dried, they felt hard as a rock! Bits and pieces are coming off though I do think the boys are playing with the pretty hard.