As a business owner, all we want is to show our products off to potential customers, right? Well, it has never been easier as this article will talk through step-by-step how to make your very own mannequin with hair. The reason why we are making one with hair is that let’s be honest, mannequins without hair are kind of scary! This will also allow you to really exploit your products and generate sales.
First off, grab a balloon, (or a bunch of balloons so if you stuff up you can begin again right away). You will then need to blow it up to the size requirements of your to-be mannequin, even a little bit smaller. You don’t want your new creation to blow away, so as to create a base, you can simply fill up a tin can with sands.
Next, begin your paper mache paste. The only two ingredients needed are water and flour, and it is a 1:1 ratio. You can make your paste thinner if need be by adding a few more drops of water at the end. After the mache is complete, set it aside and begin on the covering for the mannequin by ripping large squares out of newspaper, general size being 5cm x 15cm. If your OCD is running rampant by now, make sure to begin working outside on a bit sheet or cloth which you do not mind becoming somewhat dirty. Then, dip your shredded newspaper into the paste and place on the balloon. Be sure to cover the base as well. Once the first layer is completely dry, add a second layer by repeating the same process, then add a 3rd and 4th coat to make sure it is durable.
To form the facial features, wad some of the bigger pieces of newspaper to create the nose, ears, and eyes. Once dry, you will then need to get a sheet of newspaper which covers the whole face, dip it into the paste and place on to whole frontal portion.
Once everything is dry and has at least 4 coatings, you can paint your mannequin, or spray it with an adhesive so it remains durable and ready for your products.
If this seems like all too much work, and you don’t mind spending a little bit of money to purchase a mannequin head with hair, there are many readily available at Banggood for very cheap, and they will last for a very long time.