Create a pretty paper mache piggy bank with just paper, glue and a few other simple supplies. Add some color and design to your finished piggy bank using an easy decoupage technique with napkins! The result is a sweet little piggy made with paper!
Keyword paper mache piggy bank
Cook Time 2hours
Drying time 12hours
Total Time 14hours
Servings 1Piggy Bank
Author Suzy Myers
Pair of scissors
1 eaPainters TapeMasking tape would also work.
1 eaLow Temp Hot Glue Gun and GlueBe sure that it is low temp
1eaPacking Paper or Newspaper
1box Instant Paper Mache Mix
1 pkDecorator Napkins
Cut the egg carton apart for the legs and nose. Cut the ears from the egg carton lid. Blow up the balloon.
Add the legs, nose and ears to the balloon using a low temp hot glue gun.
Use painters tape to cover any spaces and seams.
Cut up strips of packing paper or newspaper. Use Mod Podge and a brush to layer the strips of paper over the entire piece, covering the balloon and all egg carton pieces. Allow to dry overnight.
Mix the instant paper mache mix with water (1 part water to 2 parts paper mache). Cover the piggy bank with a layer of instant paper mache. Smooth with wet fingertips. Allow to dry overnight.
Use a craft knife to cut a slit into the top of the bank.
Choose your background color and paint the bank with acrylic paint.
Use designer napkins and Mod Podge to decoupage the piggy bank.
Add button eyes or use glass cabachons attached with low temp hot glue.
Create a Pretty Paper Mache Piggy Bank - Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®