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The Queen of Hearts Paper Mache

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The world’s biggest street party takes place once a year in Rio de Janeiro. Come February/ March, Brazilians bedazzle themselves from head to toe and samba through the streets during Carnivale. Alongst all the glitz, glam and garish, are the floats. These are the platforms for the dancers, decorated with huge paper mache works of art.

Rio de Janeiro Carivale Collage

This years Carnivale has been and gone. However, for a taste of something similar, for Sydneysiders there are a few festive parades on the horizon.

March 2, 2013: The 35th Sydney’s Mardi Gras Festival.

sydney mardi gras

May 17th, 2013: Port Douglas Carnivale


Last year I bravely attempted my first grand-scale paper mache project for my daughter’s “Alice in Wonderland” Birthday party. I made a huge 5 foot Queen of hearts.

Not quite a Carnivale masterpiece, but impressive enough for a little girl’s party!

Queen of hearts paper mache figurine

The original post, including other Alice in Wonderland Party decoration ideas can be found here:


making a queen of hearts paper mache

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