Creating 3D models of the characters of the Mario Brothers games can become decorations for a Mario Brothers themed party for a child or even as additions to the decor of a child's room. In the game, Mario and his brother Luigi work to save Princess Toadstool from the clutches of the evil King Koopa. Choose one main character to create a model of or create the entire Mario Brothers cast.
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Things you need
- Paint brush
- Styrofoam ball
Blow up a balloon until it reaches the desired size for a head for Mario, Luigi or the Princess Toadstool.
Tear newspaper into narrow strips and set aside. Mix two-parts glue with one-part water in the bowl.
Dip strips of newspaper into the glue and then drape them over the surface of balloon, using a paint brush to apply glue to seal down the edges. Continue until the entire balloon surface is covered in three layers of the newspaper.
Allow to dry completely. Once dry, poke a hole in the top of the balloon papier-mache ball with scissors. Extract the balloon itself and insert a funnel into the opening.
Pour sand into the funnel until the ball is at least a quarter full and has enough weight to stand. Place a strip of glued newspaper over the hold to seal. Allow to dry completely.
Paint the ball to match the face and hair of the Mario character you are creating. Mario and Luigi have a pale skin tone, blue eyes and dark hair. Mario has a red hat and Luigi a green hat. Paint the hat at the crown of the character's head. Princess Toadstool has a pale complexion and blue eyes with golden hair.
Paint a styrofoam ball to match the skin tone of the character. Glue in place as the character's nose.
Cut out additional accessories from cardboard. For Mario and Luigi, cut out moustaches and a brim for their hat. For Princess Toadstool cut out a three-pronged crown.
Paint the cardboard additions and glue in place on the papier-mache head.
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