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Paper Mache


Easy Paper Mache


  • 1-2 cups Flour
  • Water
  • Newspaper Cut in Strips or Tissue Paper


  • Place flour in a large bowl
  • Gradually stir in water a little at a time until the fixture feels like glue
  • Dip paper strips in flour glue mixture one at a time. Squeezing off excess glue.
  • Apply wet paper to object to be covered. Smoothing down each piece.
  • Apply a couple layers of paper, then leave dry overnight.


Paper Mache Pulp

(smoother for more complicated or final coats)


  • Electric Blender (adult supervision required)


  • Pulp (make ahead)
    • Tear newspaper into small pieces to pack a small (1 quart/litre) jar. Cover with water and let soak over night.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. white glue
  • 1 cup of pulp above with excess water removed


  • Fill Blender with water, flour, glue and pulp.
  • Blend well
  • Cover object with this mixture as necessary
  • Allow to dry overnight
  • Paint.