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Hi folks, Sorry I’ve been off crafts for some time now.. I’m just dying to try out some paper mache crafts myself , to  paint and sew. Its gotten a lil busy at the office front with the project on in full swing and Lil P refusing to go to day care because its her holiday To top it,  hubby dearest joined IIM-B for his EGMP this week. Which effectively means he is off parental duties for a year… n he does help out a lot, you know πŸ™‚
Its been tough for him.. with the market being down, and his office not very supportive of him doing this course. But we decided that it was now or never and paid for the course ourselves. I’m really excited abt him going back to college after a 12 year break! Thats the news from our household..

I hope you guys have been busy trying out some paper mache crafts…. here are some tips to help u πŸ™‚

  1. Line ur vessel with cling wrap and then layer on top .
  2. Or simply use plastic (disposable) bowls / cups as the base..
  3. U can also use scrunched up paper / aluminium foil as the base. Use masking tape to hold it in place. This reduces actual dry time.
  4. Using a watered down version of fevicol & newspaper / tissues works best. Mix half glue and half water mixture into container. Dip newspaper strips into mixture, wiping any extra off into the container with index finger and thumb. Lay strips onto the base, covering the base with at least two layers. Hang over newspaper to dry.
  5. While coloring, use acrylic paint without adding water .

Try making jewellery , cups, dolls, get artsy-craftsy πŸ™‚

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  1. Oh wow! Its so nice to get bk to college πŸ™‚ Gud luck to all of u πŸ™‚
    And as long as u r luving it, whatz there to sat sry πŸ˜› We r happy for u too πŸ˜€

  2. Jewellery is a thought! Did not even realise it can be made… Anyway, I am trying to complete my psuedo paper mache.. don’t know if I have the time to do a proper paper mache item..

  3. As long as all is well and you are lovin it ..its all cool..thanks for tips ..I want to do one more but not getting enough time πŸ™

  4. A busy mind is a happy mind, isn’t it really?
    Hubby going to college… hmm that’s big πŸ™‚
    I am glad things are going great for you all
    Even I haven’t got a chance to do a lot of crafts with Aayush in the last few days, he’s more of an outside kid these days, riding his bike and playing basketball πŸ™‚

  5. great going on the home front and good luck to all of u. a great achievment to go back to studies after such a long break.

  6. @swati: πŸ™‚ i just couldn’t make any time this month.. atleast u made 1. Hi-5.
    @swaram: (((hugss))) life has got real crazy but excitement is HIGH
    @LW: its a parttime course – weekend classes. Thanks.
    @shankari: I love ur fishes.. πŸ™‚
    @lavanya: Thanks πŸ™‚
    @abha: Super time? :p crazy time would be more apt πŸ˜‰
    @Dil se: its raining most evenings out here so need to come up with a few indoor crafts πŸ™‚
    @momo’s mom: ohh lovely pics from the 2nd birthday. wish u all happy times.
    @swaram: I want to do that happiness tag πŸ™‚ Love the award too. thanks for passing it on..
    @chox: ohhh hes having a gala time.
    @art: u r excused this month. Hope you have settled down nicely now.
    @aryan’s mom: Cmon.. where are ur crafts???
    @jyoti: welcome back.. hows ur lil 1 doing? pls do some updates soon.
    @monika: thanks for passing on that cherry award! πŸ™‚ i kinda demanded it for myself πŸ˜‰
    @uma: LOveeeeeeeeee ur entries..