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

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

  9. Blue-Bird
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    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 :)

    http://artlessonsfrombelgium.blogspot.com/

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