Do you ever fall in love with a supply at Joanns or Hobby Lobby and go through the whole shopping trip debating on if you need it or possibly have anything to do with it? Well I took a chance on the cutest paper mache cat the other week and I’m so glad I did. I’ve made DIY magic! Learn how to make your own Alice in Wonderland inspired piggy bank below!
- Paper Mache Cat Blank (Got mine at Joann’s)
- Acrylic Paint (White for a base, then a top color)
- Foam Brush (regular brushes are pictured and were discounted as an idea)
- Puffy Paint (Green, White, Black)
- X-acto Knife
You can trace around the small end of the cork and then add about a centimeter around that circumference to get a hole that the cork will fit into snugly. I also added a bit of puffy paint around the edge of the hole to keep the cork from falling out.
Step 3: I forgot/lost the images here but I used the puffy paint to add the cat’s eyes and trademark smile. If you want to make a regular cat bank you could just do the traditional :3 mouth. Here’s a close crop of the facial features.
(Optional) Step 6: Seal your glittered cat with a clear coat of spray paint to keep the glitter from contaminating your house more than it already has. (also not pictured because I like to live dangerously and haven’t done this step yet. It did occur to me that normal people may not to have glitter in every nook and cranny of themselves, their pets, roommates and house itself, so I added it for their convenience.)
Til Next Time!