- 2 Wire hangers
- 1 Bike helmet with air vents
- Thin wire
- Tacky glue
- Newspaper strips
- Brown paint
- Small piece brown fuzzy fabric
- Hot glue gun
- Brown sweatsuit
Unwind the wire hangers. Shape one hanger to resemble the right side of moose antler. Poke the hanger ends into separate air vents on the helmet to secure the antlers. Wrap thin wire around the hanger antler around so the newspaper/paper mache will have something to hold onto. Repeat this process to make the left side of the antlers.
Cut newspaper into 6-inch strips. Dilute the tacky glue with some water, it should be thin enough to dip the newspaper in and slide your fingers through without clumping. Dip the newspaper into the glue mixture. Let your index finger and your middle finger squeeze the excess glue off. Begin to cover the wire antlers and the top of the helmet. Once covered, let dry. You will want at least 3 layers. Make sure each layer it is totally dry before the next layer is applied. (For more information and options related to paper mache, check this page.
Once you have the antlers the desired size and shape, let it dry completely. Then, paint the antlers brown. Paint as many coats as desired.
Hot glue fuzzy brown fabric on the helmet, not the antlers.
For the body, you can make a simple, brown fuzzy body suit or you can wear a brown sweatsuit.
- See a larger photo of this craft submitted by Tracy Zundel.
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