I grabbed a bag of shredded paper from my work shredder and stuffed some plastic grocery bags until I got the size pumpkin that I wanted. Once I did that, I wrapped string around them until it looked pumpkin shaped. I used some masking tape to help with that as well.
Then I mixed flour & water to create my paste. Talk about "Back to Elementary School"! Cut strips of newspaper and had at it! Ooey Gooey fun!
Here are three of them. The smaller one is actually a Styrofoam pumpkin that I purchased from The Dollar Tree. I bought six of these. I made four larger ones - two tall and two round pumpkins.
Normally I would add at least two layers of the paper strips, but I was in a little of a time crunch! So after the first layer dried, I painted them white and then decorated.
and some close ups:
I'm so happy how they turned out!
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