Paper Mache Cheerleader Me!

Paper Mache Cheerleader Me!

Earlier this year artist Sarah Hand published her book Papier-Mache and I JUST HAD TO BUY IT!

When I was a kid we always made paper maché for pinatas for our birthdays, and assorted crafts, but it’s been a long time since I’ve done it.

I followed the “Biggest Fan” project from the book to make a tiny cheerleader of myself. I even made a flying geese patterned apron, like I want to make for myself in real life.

As I said, it had been a while since I’ve done paper maché. I don’t think of myself as a person who is adverse to a mess, but wow, paper mache is VERY MESSY. I think the fact that the cheerleader is so small also contributed to that, because the paper needed to be torn so small and then getting lost in the paste.

Biggest Fan project

I also used Sculpy for the base, rather than a wood block. I had to do the face over and over and over again, because I wanted to do it in “my own style” but every time I did it came out so scary doll looking, so I just did it in a similar style to Sarah’s.

I just realized I should make a mini one of Matt and then we can have a pair.

There are a few other projects that I want to try as well… a crown (you know I love a paper crown!) and beads.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at and on my own personal website I also have an online shop where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (

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