Get another bowl. Drape muslin on top and pour paper mixture onto muslin. The water drips into bowl below. Add glitter and sequins if you want.
When paper dries, remove from muslin. You can squeeze glitter glue onto the paper as well, if you want.
You can buy paper making sets online or maybe in a craft shop or your local shop. Paper making instructions may vary on different websites/instructions. However, you don’t always need a paper making kit to make great paper!
I have been learning about Leonardo da Vinci. My class has been making art like his and the teacher has read us stories about him.
When Leonardo was a child he was walking past a shop that had some birds outside in cages. He bought them all and let them go. The shop keeper was surprised but Leonardo ignored him. He did it because he hated seeing people trap animals in cages and killing them. When they were all gone, he said,‘Birds, give me the secret of your wings.‘ and went home.
Here is a drawing that Leonardo da Vinci did that I copied.
When Leonardo was still young, a man wanted Leonardo‘s teacher to do a painting on his shield. Leonardo said that he would do the job. He took the shield and heated it in a fire to bend it into a better shape. Then he drew a very scary monster on it; it as part bat, part lizard and part snake. Later, the man whose shield it was came back to the shop. When he saw the Leonardo’s work, he screamed and ran out of the shop! Leonardo went after him and said, ‘Come, look closer‘. The man laughed when he realised his mistake.
Leonardo had curly gold hair and bright blue eyes. He painted lots of pictures and invented lots of things. Some of his inventions had lots of cogs.
You can read more stories about him in Vasari’s ‘Lives of the Artists’.
I made one for myself. It looks weird and funny, but is comfortable and won’t slip off you head Here’s how:
1. Select your colour. I did mine all different colours, so express your style!
2. Start working. I don’t use a loom- just my fingers. You can do fish-tail, or even thread charms and beads onto it.
3. Make sure it fits. Slip it onto your head.
3. So that it won’t fall off, make a strap. Not the sort you do up, just the sort you slip on. Check that it’s the right width and attach it to the head-piece.
4.Now attach a loom band to a side (or the back) of your head-piece. Keep on going and then attach it to the side opposite it. It has to be loose.
5. Add more of these criss-crosses, or just as many as you like.
6. If you think that your work of art looks a little less arty than it should, try adding stuff like small strings made of loom bands with charms and beads on the end! I liked mine as it was, so these tips are just some suggestions.