Annie's Hamster Valentine Box
I know what you are thinking,
"That's a hamster?! I thought it was a cat!"
But my girl wanted a hamster box.
So it's a hamster.
Trust me it looked like a hamster in my head before we started.
Lucky you, you can now make a hamster OR a cat!
It's just paper Mache & slap on fur, so
there really aren't "directions" just some tips.
2 days needed.
The most helpful tip is what we papered over.
We stuffed 2 gallon ziplocs full of paper towels and duct taped them together.
Stuff it good! It needs to be strong!
Don't worry when you remove them later just stack them up & you can still use them.
Then, they just Paper Mache.
When it is dry cut 3 side of a square (steak knife) to make
a door flap in the belly & pull out the paper towels.
Use a glue gun to wrap with fur.
The front and back are tricky but you'll get the hang of it...wrap it like a gift, butting the colors up against each other. Start on the top and wrap downwards. Anywhere the hamster was a little odd shaped we added folded paper towels under the fur to round him out.
Then, add your embellishments,
heart buttons & whiskers stolen from our broom.
We used fun foam for the eyes & nose.
Ears cut from fur with longer flaps in the back.
I just freehand cut her name out of cardstock.
She loves her little hammy.
Even if it does look like a cat.