Learn How to Paper Mache

Discover Free Paper Mache Projects and Recipes for the Whole Family

Family paper mache projects
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Paper mache is a fun craft that's appropriate for all ages. One of the best things about paper mache is that you probably have everything you need to create masterpieces lying around your home right now, both in the recycling bin and the kitchen cupboards. You can create pretty much anything using paper mache techniques. 

Discover how easy it is by using the instructions and resources provided here. Start out by making a base for your project, then whip up a batch of glue and you are ready to...MORE start crafting.

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    Learn how you can easily create forms for your paper mache projects. You can actually use supplies as simple as cardboard and masking tape to design almost anything! For rounder or hollow shapes, you can use balloons. You can use many items around your house as a base form. 

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    There are a variety of recipes available for making paste and pulp. Browse through this collection of recipes and choose the one that's right for you. Experiment and have fun with several different styles. You may discover that different recipes are better for different projects. 

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    Following these step-by-step instructions, people of all ages can enjoy paper mache. The steps you need to follow to create amazing masterpieces are fairly simple. Items of all shapes and sizes can be made using this crafting method and best of all, no special supplies are needed from a fancy craft store. 

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    Almost anything can be created using paper mache. You can make your own jewelry, vases, bowls, masks, pinatas, or even furniture. Your imagination is the only limit to what you can craft.

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    Take some time to browse through photos of paper mache crafts made by visitors just like you! You can add your photos to this gallery too, all you need to do is submit your photos using these simple directions

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    While paper mache is an easy craft there are still ways to improve. Make your next project more successful using these tips and hints. If you have a great paper mache tip, take a moment to share it with us and it could be posted here.