After completing my cardboard WALL-E and surprising my daughter with him, I was asked "Where is EVE?" to which I replied, “She hasn't arrived yet!" While rummaging through my supplies, I saw I had floral wire, left over art paste from my Paper Mache Family Mountain project, newspaper, and pillow stuffing. I thought, "I can make this work!" First, I created a wire frame and covered it using the traditional paper mache method (paper strips covered in paste). I researched on how to make it smooth and realized a paper mache clay probably would have worked better, but at that point there was no going back. I also learned that joint compound or a lightweight spackle (not DAP brand) could help with getting a smoother finish. After applying that, I used a thin layer of Acrylic Gesso and finally paint.
This project took more time then expected because I needed to order a few of the supplies. You also need to let each layer dry completely before moving to the next one. All in all, I treated this fun craft project as a learning experience and found an adorable partner for our WALL-E!
WALL-E + EVE = FOREVER