I made the mushroom stem and cap from tin foil covered with masking tape then paper mache over that. I used a mixture of acrylic paints to paint everything. For his face color I just mixed red and white until I was happy with what I had. When it was time for eyeballs I had no idea at first what I would use and in fact this whole project has not been planed out, I'm just figuring it out as I go along! So tiny spit balls for eyeballs?? No no, haha, but that's what they reminded me of when I was putting them in. I just used tissue rolled in glue. Worked great!
In the first picture you can see his face is out of shape and that's because he was still a bit wet under his skin so I just reshaped him as I went along.
I used white felting wool that I lightly brushed with black chalk to give it some grey. I glued the entire beard in with clear drying craft glue. I had to do this in very small bunches at a time which took a very long time!
*I ended up making a different cap as the one pictured below was too big but it was done the same.
If you'd like to see him in his finished glory click here.