How Do You Make Mountains Out of Paper?
Mountains can be made out of brown wrapping paper by scrunching paper into a tight ball, and then smoothing it out again to reveal crinkles and creases. Soak the crinkled paper in water, form it into a shape resembling mountains, allow it to air dry, and paint it with brown or clear acrylic glaze paint.
- Gather the materials
Gather heavy brown wrapping paper or parchment paper; water; a thin, flat board; and brown or clear glossy paint.
- Scrunch the paper
Scrunch the wrapping paper into a very tight ball, squeezing as hard as possible.
- Open the wrapping paper ball
Open and lightly smooth out the ball of brown paper.
- Wet the scrunched paper
Soak the now-crinkled and creased paper in water until it's completely wet.
- Form the paper into the shape of mountains
Once it's thoroughly wet, place the paper on the thin, flat board and form it into the shape of a chain of mountains. Small, empty boxes can be placed underneath the wet paper to serve as support structures for taller mountains.
- Allow the mountains to dry
Once the paper mountains are formed, air dry them thoroughly. If necessary, use a blow dryer or fan set on low to help dry the paper faster.
- Paint the model
Paint the dried model of mountains with brown paint. If the paper is already brown, simply paint the mountains with a glossy, clear acrylic finish to strengthen and seal the paper.