Giant Paper Mache Giraffe, Part 1

Mache giraffe 1My experimenting with juice boxes continues. This giraffe requires 32 juice boxes connected with plenty of packing tape to make it extra sturdy. A couple of flat box panels at the base of the neck add contour, and I used small cups for the horns. More to come.

9 Responses

  1. Heather

    ooooo my gosh. i wanna do this with my sons class. can u send any guide. im the art docent and we need a big project. this would b perfect!!!!!

    amazing work

  2. Kathy Barbro

    Hi Marcela,
    Thanks, I do think I will try to round it out a bit. The nose at least could be a wad of paper with a lot of packing tape smoothing it out. As soon as our crazy weather in CA settles down, I may get to finally finish this guy.

  3. I’d like to try that out. Thank you for the idea. I think we’ll make an entire jungles worth of animals.

  4. Marcela

    Are you gonna make it all straight lines like yur soldier? I think it would be cool if the contour is soft and round… Dunno, maybe using news paper balls all around… Do you think it would be too messy?

  5. Sonja

    I love this! What a wonderful project to take the kids outside with.

  6. Kathy Barbro

    Thanks Hannah,
    Actually, by saying “heavy” juice boxes I meant that they are very sturdy…and empty. If anyone wanted to try a different brand, say light weight cereal boxes, etc. they may run into trouble with shapes collapsing.

  7. Oh my gosh, I love this!! I wanna make one! Are those “heavy” juice boxes still filled with all the juice boxes inside?

  8. Jannell

    You should send this and your toy soldier into the companies for their advertising.

  9. Blue-Bird

    I think this would make a good base to make a power tex sculpture. We do one every year in our school. Never made any animal though. I think next year it will be a power-tex girafe :)

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