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Papier mache Club

The name of Hanuman makes us think of sheer physical strength. The club was the dreaded weapon with which this faithful devotee of Rama defeated his enemies. So, here’s a chance to make your own club and have a swinging time during Dussehra.

Papier mache Club [Illustrations by Shiju George]
You will need:

Balloon, waste paper, adhesive, chart paper, blade and paints.

Step 1: Mix the adhesive with water and make it watery. Tear the waste paper into small pieces – one inch long and one inch wide. Blow the balloon and stick the paper pieces on it.

Step 2: Stick at least six to seven layers of paper on the balloon.

Step 3: Leave it to dry overnight.

Step 4: After the layers have dried and hardened, make a hole in the stiffened paper and burst the balloon with a pin and take it out.

Step 5: Roll the chart paper and insert it inside the hole, to make the handle. The club is complete now. You may paint it in any colour – from golden yellow to a rainbow of shades. Action!