Lots of newspapers (A couple of Sunday editions are perfect).
A container that holds about a gallon of water (No container?
Just use your kitchen sink).
Paste or glue (Elmer's, etc.).
Watercolor or general art paint.
Crayons or Magic Markers.
String. In an emergency, use floss.
A wire coat hanger.
Paper Play Project is a black cat for Halloween that's purrrfect
for a table centerpiece or doorstep decoration...
Cut out about 100 or so 1" x 6" newspaper strips.
Fill the container with water and soak the strips for around 15
While the strips are soaking, roll and tie several full-size newspaper
sheets into the rough shape of a cat, making the body, legs and
tail. For the cat's head, just wad up a ball of several sheets.
Use a coat hanger for extra stability/bulk, bending the wire to
the desired shape.
Carefully pull the strips out of the water and gently pat with
a towel to absorb extra water.
Cover the rolled-up newspapers you formed with 6 to 10 layers
of paper strips. For adhesion, liberally coat the strips with
Resist the urge to paint, letting your creation dry overnight.
Break out your paints, crayons or whatever and be artistic. You've
just created your very own scaredy cat!