Fairy Toadstool Decoration

These handmade fairy toadstools would make gorgeous room decorations for your fairy themed birthday party.

Fairy Toadstools

What you need:

  • A selection of plastic bowls of different sizes
  • Measuring spoon
  • Spatula
  • Plain Flour
  • Cold Water
  • Table Salt
  • Strong Card
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • White Paper
  • Poster Paints
  • Glue Stick

1) Measure out the flour and water in equal parts, add a good sprinkle of salt and stir well. (Check the consistency, it should resemble wallpaper paste. You can add more flour or water until you have achieved this.) Put to one side.

2) Create your toadstool “stalks” by rolling card into tubes and securing with tape. Your display will work best if these are each slightly different in width and height.

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3) Coat strips of newspaper in the glue mix and layer over the bowls and tubes with this paper mache mix until they are entirely covered. Smoothing down as you go.

Fairy Party Decoration

4) Finish off with a layer or two of white paper so that when you come to paint them you won’t have any ugly newspaper print showing through.

It’s best to leave these for several hours to dry – we waited 24 hours before painting them.

5) Once FULLY dried, gently remove the bowls from the inside by bending them away from the paper mache. You’ll be left with some relatively sturdy paper mache bowls which can then be painted. In some cases, the bowls are too sturdy to get out without tearing the paper mache so you may opt to leave them in there.  You could use balloons and then pop them once the paper mache has dried and then cut to the desired shape.

6) Paint your paper mache domes red with two coats of paint.

7) Once the paint has fully dried, glue on white circles for spots and pop a dome onto of each stalk.