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DIY: Papier Mache Halloween Cats and Bats

Halloween has arrived at Pearl and Earl HQ and we have a LOT of paper decorations!.. a sneaky peek of some I posted here.  But no Halloween is complete without a little bit of DIY – especially if it is child friendly – as then it gives you something to entertain the troops in half term.

A couple of weeks ago, I was working on a big papier mache project for editorial and the kids were desperate to get involved; so I asked them which 2 animals they would like to do for Halloween?  Fin (4) wanted a flying bat and Libby (7) a cool cat and so together we have created a bat and cat DIY to share.

The projects were completed in 2 stages over 2 weekends and involve 2 paper crafts that I love – Modelling (with Papier Mache) and Decoupage (my latest obsession).  But you can just as readily complete it over 2 days – allowing 24 hours for the papier mache to dry out.  You could also opt to paint your model instead of decoupaging to cut another corner.

So over the next couple of days I will be breaking down the projects into bite size chunks for you to complete.

Part 1 to follow …

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