So, in a fit of insanity, I decided to build a six foot tall Cat in the Hat (out of book pages) while my baby napped a couple weeks ago. For a scarecrow contest. Because reasons. And insanity.
But I did it and now that it's done I LOVE it! I am planning to keep him on display year round and probably decking him out with seasonal decorations.
I made him with a PVC skeleton and a chicken wire overlay and then layers of book page paper mache and paper clay. I plan on posting a more exhaustive tutorial in the future once I get all the pictures organized.
All his detailing is done with pages of real Dr. Seuss books, especially "The Cat in the Hat" itself, which was a blast!