You will need:
cereal/cracker boxes (I had to source these out from my friends because I wanted to make about 20 triangles).
scissors, tape, ruler, yarn, newspaper, white paint, flour, salt, paint brush, white tissue paper, fabric bits, fishing line.
How to make it:
First cut up your boxes into triangles, (I used several different sizes, from 3″ to about 9″). I found it easiest if I cut all the flaps off the box, measured a line down the centre of the length then again down the centre of each half, you can cut 3 triangles out pretty quick.
Next comes the paper mache part. There’s lots of you tube videos on this. I used 1 part flour and 2 parts water and a couple tbsp of salt (I didn’t cook it or anything). I’ve used watered down glue before and I much prefer the flour. I used a little paint brush to apply, first wet the surface with flour/water, apply the paper and cover again with the flour & water mixture. If you want to do more than one layer, let dry in between. After the triangles were completely dry I painted all surfaces with white paint.
Once you have all the triangles you need-lay them down on the table then tape a piece of yarn or string in a loop at the top and make a knot in the loop first (it stays put better). It’s easier to do it this way, then just fold it up into your 3 dimensional triangle and tape it up.
I then screen printed images onto white tissue paper. I know most of you don’t screen print so I tested out some fabric and it worked great. You can also draw or paint on tissue paper, or any thing else that would work with collage.
Paint a thin layer of glue (you can also use the flour/water, I’m sure, but it looked slightly opaque so I used a glue that dries clear.) Apply tissue, fabric or image you’d like and press on gently to your triangle, smooth out the wrinkles and add a thin layer of glue over top.
That’s it. I used the fishing line to hang it from the ceiling so it looks likes they’re floating. This was fun, I listened to New Wave music making and installing these little guys, spring has sprung!