Easy Paper Mache Swedish Christmas Tomte or Elf Project

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Easy Paper Mache Swedish Christmas Tomte or Elf Project
Easy Paper Mache Swedish Christmas Tomte or Elf Project

"Easy, complete step by step instructions how to make a cute Swedish Christmas paper mache tomte, tomtem, elf or gnome using primarily recycled supplies. Primary supplies include air dry, paper mache clay (made from recycled materials), newspaper, cardboard from an old box, glue, scrap fleece, acrylic craft paint, florist ball, furry ribbon and any embellishments you wish to add. Make over a weekend and enjoy for a lifetime. Project suitable from ages 8 to 88."

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteWeekend project

MaterialsRecycled Materials


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Isn't this Santa just the cutest thing? I love that you chose to paper mache the design. I think my favorite part is that you can make the Swedish elf or the Santa out of the same design. It is so cute and fun. I bet my nieces will love to make these pretty ornaments.


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