I love the ceramic Mehndi hand.
How do you create the animals??? They are terrific!
@ACA Thanks a lot-- it actually was really hard to get the boys to make them because Medhi is a "girl thing" in these parts. I had to tell them to imagine they were getting tattoos!@Ms. C- -thanks a lot-- I inherited massive #'s of styrofoam balls from the previous art teacher- so each one started with one big ball and one medium ball taped together-- then the kids taped on legs/tails/ears made of scrunched up paper or cardboard before paper mache-ing the whole thing with colored paper. For the designs-- instead of painting I had the kids make "wrapping paper" with 2 small pieces of origami paper-- basically just adding patterns with a permanent marker/white paint marker. Then we used that paper to add a top layer of paper mache to what they wanted to highlight-- ears/feet/legs/etc. I thought of this because little kids painting on top of very lumpy paper mache always looks so terrible. I'll have them do the eyes this way too-- draw them carefully on white paper and cut them out-- paste them on.I will do a whole blog post on them when they're done-- hopefully soon as I'm pretty sick of the paper mache paste everywhere. :)
Thank you so much!