minding his own business watching some random film… Highlander 5 I have since
been told (I haven’t even seen the first and certainly didn’t know there were 5
of them…) Anyway, I decided, as any good
wife should, that his time would be much better spent helping me. So I set him to work tearing up pieces of
that day I had decided it would be a nice idea for The Princess and I to make
paper mache letters to use instead of a banner for The Pickle’s
Christening. We soaked some bits of
paper (newspaper will do, but we had lots of scribbled-on scrap paper to make
use of) in a tub with a mixture of water and PVA glue and started to stick the
mushed up paper onto text I had printed out.
We ran out of ‘mush’ and left the first few letters to dry overnight.
I commandeered the services of Daddy…
following day we carried on and completed the rest of the letters. Because we’d used soaking wet paper ‘mush’
and moulded it into shape as we went along rather than doing one layer at a
time, the letters did take a couple of days to dry completely before we were
able to paint them.
I may have
accidentally let Daddy tear up a little bit too much paper and we ended up with
quite a bit of ‘mush’ left over. The
Princess decided to make use of this by moulding it into a snowman shape… Let’s just say it might possibly be dry in time for