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Glittery Winter Animals

These animals are kept simple so that they would look lovely in a winter setting. Glitter adds a little sparkle to them, like the snow when the sun shines on it.

Glittery Winter Animals - Polar Bears




Time required for one animal: about 10-20 minutes to paint, about 10-20 minutes to add the glue and glitter, another 10-20 minutes to seal the figure with glue and then drying time between the layers

Difficulty Level: Easy

Material List:

- paper maché figure of your choice
- white acrylic paint and paint brush
- decoupage glue or craft glue that dries clear
- iridescent glitter

Paper Maché Bears
These were the two bears before painting

Paper Maché Reindeer Figures
These are the two reindeer before painting

Paper Mache Moose or Elk
This is the moose or elk. It is not 3-d like the above figures, instead it is flat.


Painted Bears

Painted Reindeer

Glitter Animals Tutorial 1
1. Paint the animal of your choice white and let it dry. The moose may take more time because of the many sides to paint.

Glitter Animals Tutorial 2
2. Place craft glue or decoupage glue onto a piece of non-stick paper like wax paper, for example. Then use your paint brush to pick up the glue onto it.

Glitter Animals Tutorial 3
3. Brush the glue on the figure, doing small sections at a time. This will prevent that the glue dries too quickly before you can add the glitter.

Glitter Animals Tutorial 4
4. Shake the glitter on the wet glue to cover it. Continue until the whole figure is covered with the glitter. When it is dry, tap off the excess glitter. Then brush a second coat of glue over the glitter to seal it and prevent that glitter will be everywhere. It may look strange at first, but once the glue dries, the glitter sparkles through again.

Glitter Bears

Glitter Reindeer
When the glue dries, the glitter is then sealed and will not come off anymore. The surface feels a little harder, too.




Glittery Winter Animals - Reindeer Pair

Glittery Winter Animals - Reindeer

Glittery Winter Animals - Moose or Elk 2

Glittery Winter Animals - Moose or Elk
Because the animals are simply white, they would make great decorations for the entire winter, too.



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