Tear newspaper into
strips. Mix flour and water together to the consistency of thin cream.
Blow the balloon up to the size of your head (You can use an upturned
bowl instead). Put a thin smear of petroleum jelly over the balloon or
bowl so stop the mache sticking to it. Cross the strips of news paper
onto the balloon, then apply the flour water paste. Repeat this process
in layers until you get the desired shape. The hat may take a few days
to dry before you can paint it. Additional features may be built up at