Little J and I made this paper mache black cat last Halloween, but I love it so much that I thought I would share it with you. It was inspired by Martha Stewart.
Our paper mache recipe was simply flour and water 3:1 mixed together and not cooked. We stored it in the refrigerator until we were finished with our project.
The first several layer of strips were pink tissue paper all over an extra large latex balloon. This gave the cats its pink mouth and ears. We let it dry 1-2 days between layers. Next, we started in with layers of newspapers to add strength. The last layers were black tissue paper.
We placed the finishing touches of cat eyes, ears, and teeth once it was completely dried. I've stored it in a large Rubbermaid Tote. It will be filled with candy for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.