While the Celluclay is drying on the Zomkins, I’ve started working on a papier-mache’ squirrel and trying out a new (to me) way to build my shapes.While I was on Pinterest the other day looking at papier-mache’ “pins”, I saw some people were using aluminum foil to build up their forms for the different projects they were making. I thought it was a great idea, foil is washable, so instead of throwing it away after use, why not wash it and save it for craft projects! A great way to recycle and to keep reusable things out of the landfill! So, with this guy, his body is two old styrofoam balls and I used foil to make his arms and legs…and for his tail. His “ears” are bits left over from carving the face on my white Zomkin. I’ve used straight pins to hold the arms, legs and tail in place while I work on the basic shape I’m going for. I’ve been auditioning “noses”…I think this one, above, is too big!I think this one, above, is probably what I’m going to use. The eyes and the nose are “holly berries”, from an old silk flower arrangement. I scribbled on “eyes” with a pencil so he/she wouldn’t look totally mindless while I work on him/her. So, this is what I’ve got so far. As I do more to this guy/gal, I’ll post pictures of this squirrel in progress! If you’ve never tried using aluminum foil in your papier-mache’ projects you might want to give it a go. It is light-weight, very easy to shape, and once formed and compacted holds its shape very well. I think it would work very well for making small pieces of papier-mache’ jewelry items! Anything that keeps from putting more reusable stuff into the landfill is a good thing to try out! Happy crafting!