We began by using a pallet base for strength. We used milk bottles as the main building material, using tape and glue to create the shape we wanted.
Next we cut and folded thick cardboard around the bottles to give the chair smooth surfaces.
The chair is quite big and it took weeks and weeks to build. We did many, many layers of papier mache to hold it all together.
At one stage we even began to colour the glue so we could tell how many layers we’d done!
As the chair began to take shape we found we had to add more bottles in order to get the size we wanted. We used cardboard. milk bottles and shredded paper to create the curved arms.
Once the chair was ready for its final layer we swapped out newspaper for book pages. We added detail on the arms so it looked more like a ‘real’ armchair.
The pages were stained using a mix of coffee and tea.
I mean, what’s the point of it if you can’t see what its made of?
A little surprise on the back with this cute mouse illustration.
Or a mouse?
Its pretty comfy for a cardboard, milk bottle, papier mache chair!