An Easy Paper Mache Recipe

by | Jul 1, 2019 | Blog, Ezine, Family, Project

An Easy Paper Mache Recipe

Image by Marc Pascual from Pixabay

Get Crafty: Make This Easy Paper Mache Recipe

Do you remember grade school arts and crafts class? I remember being introduced to paper mache with a balloon, some glue, newspaper strips, and a styrofoam brush.

I had great fun with that first experiment. After I sloppily pasted all the wet and sticky strips of paper to the balloon I let it dry.

The following class period I was allowed to pop the balloon inside. Excitement filled me from head to toe. It is rare that children can make big noises so I relished in the opportunity. To my dismay there was no big bang, just a slow release of air with very little fan fare.

The best part was yet to come. I filled the top with candies and little prizes while the teacher tied a string to the top. Without my knowing it, I made a pinata.

What a fun craft to do with children. It made an impact on me because 30 years later I still have very detailed memories of this class.

2-Ingredient Easy Paper Mache Recipe
1. Water
2. Flour

You will need 2 cups of water to every 1 cup of flour. Don’t make it too thick. It will be runny similar to school glue maybe a bit thinner. If it is too thick just add a bit more water.

Make a Mountain Landscape
– cardboard
– newspapers or magazines
– paints
– paint brushes
– bowl
– masking tape
– paper mache glue

Step 1: You will need a large piece of cardboard. You can use a side of a cereal box covered in foil for extra support.

Step 2: Crumble the newspaper into balls, shaping into a mountain shape. Tape this to your cardboard using masking tape. You may also want to add little hills and rocks to your landscape.

Step 3: Prepare your glue and cut newspaper into strips. Dip strips of newspaper into glue and layer on your mountain, rocks, and landscape. Let dry. Add more layers until it is firm. Let dry overnight.

Step 4: With paints and paint brush decorate your mountain, rocks, and landscape. For added realism, buy some plastic animals and trees, gluing them to your landscape.

More Fun With Paper Mache:

Masks – a milk jug cut in half, use the part with the handle, turn it upside down. Cut eye holes and mouth along with slits near the ears for an elastic band. Paper mache the mask, about 3 layers, drying between each layer. Paint your facial features to complete the mask.

Houses – use coffee cans, yogurt cups, and boxes to create villages. Tape lids shut. Tape or glue a roof to your house. Paper mache, paint, and decorate.

Dolls – you’ll need pipe cleaner and newspaper for this. Shape the pipe cleaner into legs and arms. Crunch newspaper around to fill out the body. Crumble newspaper into a head shape, add to the top of the body with an extra pipe cleaner and tape. Layer stripes of paper around your doll with glue being careful to dry thoroughly.

Decorate your doll with hand-sewn clothing, yarn hair, painted features or anything your little heart desires.

Bowls – with a plastic or glass bowl set top-down on a table, glue paper strips to the bowl. Let dry between layers. When completely dry, remove from bowl. Paint and decorate.

 

Crafting is a great way to connect with your inner child. It is also a child-friendly activity where messes are not discouraged. What will you make with your sticky concoction? And now I’d like to invite you to follow me on Pinterest where I share crafts, blogging tips, and helpful parenting advice. Join Sara on Pinterest where she shares blogging tips, crochet and crafts, parenting advice, recipes, and quotes that will inspire you to live each day with a smile on your face. When you need a content creator give a shout-out on Twitter using the hashtag “helpmesara”.

Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Sara_Duggan/2202

Avon Marketing Ideas – Do They Pass The Test In A World That’s Gone Online?

You might know that the person who "gave birth" to Avon was a man - not a woman AND that the company name was originally California Perfume Company. This article will uncover some details about Avon's interesting history and discuss marketing under her...

Coupon Codes: Basic to Basics

Coupon codes are also known as coupon codes. They are alphanumeric strings that many online retailers use in order to spur on buyers to buy from them. Typically, they are used as a powerful marketing strategy. Aside from this, the discount offered by the code may...

Are Free Websites Really Free?

Over the past two years the internet has been swamped with a proliferation of offers for free websites. On a daily basis you can expect to see in your inbox or your spam folder, advertisements with subject lines such as; "free website," "free mini site," "...

Using Facebook Groups To Make Profit For Your Business

Facebook is the most powerful social media site that offers you great opportunities to make money, it has nearly eight hundred million users today. If you have an account on Facebook and you are operating a business you will have chance of accessing some...

Campaign Yard Signs and Color Psychology

There is a lot of popular interest in color psychology, but it's also important to put it in perspective. The colors that the campaign would like to choose from a psychological perspective may not contrast with one another. In this case, it's best to give priority to...

4 Categories of Ecommerce

Ecommerce or electronic commerce is transactions or other terms of sale that are performed electronically. This involves purchasing, selling, and exchange of goods or services for the exchange of money using computer networks such as the Internet. Opposing...

Why Your Business Can’t Ignore Facebook Groups

Facebook is the social headquarters of the internet. Facebook groups are an excellent place to hook up with people in your industry and potential customers. When you open a group on Facebook, you can enjoy a very easy-going, community relationship with...

Tips for Growing Your Small Business

Consumers have so many choices when it comes to choosing the right business for their needs. The first decision they must make is whether to go with a small or big business. Small businesses are able to focus on their mission and keep their fingers on the...

Beginner Guide: Shopify Vs Woocommerce – Which Is Superior Platform?

Starting a new business, To select the e-commerce platform on which confused between Shopify and WordPress? This article discusses two of the most popular e-commerce platforms in the market with its best advantages and disadvantages in the market. Every day many new...

Website Design – Avoid Being Fooled by Free Web Design Service Providers

In the virtual world of internet you will find many web design service providers. Are all of them competent enough to deliver on to the commitments made by them to the clients? Usually the answer to this question is negative. The prime reason for this is...