This stunning dragon puts those paper mache projects you made in grade school to shame. He is the work of Cindy Williams who, despite appearances, hasn’t worked with the medium in over ten years since she was last in school. According to Make:
Time in total was 8 months and probably well over 400 hours (more than I can recall for sure), but it held my interest all the way through. With masters of mache like Jonni and their helpful websites that share ideas and techniques, I was able to get back into sculpture and turn an idea into a big blue dragon. My message to you is whatever you want to make, don’t wait for the perfect someday, do it now!
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Her inspiration for tackling the project was Jonni Good of Ultimate Paper Mache—a site that is full of how-to videos as well as recipes for things like homemade paper clay. She’s also written no less than four books on creating paper mache projects. You can see the full build instructions for Cindy’s dragon over at Ultimate Paper Mache and maybe you’ll be inspired to create one of your own.