This crazy project came about after a suggestion from Amy at Momma Bee Partyz, “why don’t you make a toad stool for the party?” I said “mmmm, that would be cool!” Later that night…. I couldn’t sleep. I actually got out of bed to search the house for toad stool building materials! This was a three evening project. When the boys went to bed I began building….
My building materials… an old desk chair that had been sitting out in the garage…..
and a baby bath chair, destined for the thrift store. It was very important to me that I had a sturdy structure. My ultimate goal was to have children sit on the toad stool for photo ops.
I mountain/valley folded paper to create a fan shape that I could use as the ‘gills’ of the mushroom.
I used a total of 6 cups of flour, mixed with water for this entire project. The flower and water created a paper mache paste which I used to adhere strips of paper to my structure.
Painting the underside.
Painting of the whole Toad Stool.
Cool eh? Thanks for stopping by!