DIY Toad Stool Tutorial

This crazy project came about after a suggestion from Amy at Momma Bee Partyz, “why don’t you make a toad stool for the party?” I said “mmmm, that would be cool!” Later that night…. I couldn’t sleep. I actually got out of bed to search the house for toad stool building materials! This was a three evening project. When the boys went to bed I began building….

My building materials… an old desk chair that had been sitting out in the garage…..

and a baby bath chair, destined for the thrift store. It was very important to me that I had a sturdy structure. My ultimate goal was to have children sit on the toad stool for photo ops.

I began crumpling newspaper…

Taping on newspaper balls to create shape and support.

I mountain/valley folded paper to create a fan shape that I could use as the ‘gills’ of the mushroom.


I used a total of 6 cups of flour, mixed with water for this entire project. The flower and water created a paper mache paste which I used to adhere strips of paper to my structure.

The mushroom ‘cap’ has 4 layers of paper, the ‘stem’ 3.

Painting the underside.

Painting of the whole Toad Stool.

The top of the mushroom.

Photo op!
Cool eh?  Thanks for stopping by!

Like it? Share it!

Become a subscriber

Enter your email address below and you will receive all my new posts directly in your email inbox.


  1. says

    that is amazing that you can make something like this.. i consider myself creative but nothing like this.. or even close to this… cant wait to see more for this party…

    by the way i was wondering where you got your peal and stick wall dr seuss people???

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *