How to Make Cute Paper Mache Birds

Alison Kolesar, Artist and Illustrator

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9 Videos (26m)
    • Introduction

      1:09
    • Materials

      2:08
    • Making the Armature

      4:43
    • Paper mache, method 1

      5:13
    • Paper mache, method 2

      2:37
    • Adding a Ribbon

      1:48
    • Adding Color

      3:56
    • Adding Decoration

      1:34
    • Variations

      2:29

About This Class

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In this class I'll show you two different methods for making cute little bird sculptures like these as well as explaining a little about how I pick color schemes for them. I'll share "recipes" for making paper mache and show you how to turn the birds into ornaments that can hang from your Christmas tree or a nail in the wall.

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thank you so much this is a great lesson I am making a bird with my six year old daughter as a thank you gift for her teacher.She wants to paint it with the colours of the rainbow!
A great class for beginners.
Suzette Hussey

Artist, Skillshare Teacher

great class!! Very clear and easy to follow. thank you so much!

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Alison Kolesar

Artist and Illustrator

I've worked as an artist and illustrator for many years although my academic training was in history and art history. I've illustrated over a 100 books, mostly how-tos on crafts and gardening. I also love to paint in watercolor and create collages as well as making papier mache birds, painting rocks, and creating paper jewelry. You can see some of my work at my Etsy store, Alisonsart as well as my website alisonkolesar.com.

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