Sunday, August 8, 2010

Roald Dahl fan aboard

 Big Friendly Giant (BFG), a character from the eponymous book by Roald Dahl. 
Papier mache and watercolour, by Anant. August 2010

An avid reader of Roald Dahl books, Anant (age 9 and then some) chose to use papier mache and watercolour to make his favourite character, the BFG. The body consists of a newsprint armature, finished with layers of rice paper, using our home made paste. The frobscottle bottle is also in papier mache, and the dream blowing pipe is an old skewer. These props are attached using double-sided tape.  It was an enjoyable few hours spent by him on three separate sessions to make this character, since the high humidity is hardly appropriate for working with wet paper. It stands a little less than one foot in height, and I'm proud to say was made entirely by my little boy.

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