So I've been doing a lot or research lately while planning to go to Bread and Puppet, and am totally inspired and overwhelmed with all the awesome options for making cheap and huge puppets! Here's my first shot at a giant paper mache puppet head.
I built the armature out of clay I already had from making the heads for human wack-a-mole and stuff in my recycle bin and went to work. It took lots of layers of papier-mâché using newspaper and torn brown paper bags, but I was satisfied with the process. Especially since it is totally nontoxic!