Fun and Unique Paper Mache Ideas

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If you are interested in learning how to paper mache, one of the first things you need to do it find a project to make. Browse through this collection of ideas to see if any of them spark your interested.

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    Ant Hill Craft

    Paper Mache Ant Hill

    A bottle and a paper plate is what is used for the base of this unique science craft.

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    Cat-In-The-Hat Craft

    Paper Mache Cat-In-The-Hat

    You can easily make this adorable Cat-in-the-Hat using little more than a light bulb and a toilet paper roll.

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    Easter Bunny Pinata

    Paper Mache Easter Bunny Pinata
    Use these directions and you can make a cute Easter bunny to fill with treats. It will add a fun activity to your Easter get-together.
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    Easter Egg Basket

    Paper Mache Easter Egg Basket
    Learn how you can use a balloon as a base to make a basket that is shaped like half of an egg.
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    Easter Island Man Letterbox

    Paper Mache Easter Island Man Letterbox

    Sue from Australia was nice enough to share this amazing paper mache mailbox that she made. Read through her tutorial and try to make your own.

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    Paper Mache Idea Face Mask

    Learn how to use aluminum foil and paper mache techniques to make a mask using your face as a mold.

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    Paper Mache Fairy Pinata
    Paper Mache Fairy Pinata.
    Brenda, a visitor, shared how she crafted this adorable fairy pinata any girl would be excited to have at a birthday party.
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    Paper Mache Snowman Face
    Can you tell by looking that this snowman face is made out of a light bulb? The hat, which is actually a baby sock, makes a nice finishing touch.
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    Paper Mache Leprechaun Craft Idea
    You can make your own lucky Leprechaun and then see if he will lead you to his pot of gold.
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    Paper Mache Idea Alien
    All you need to create this cute alien is a light bulb, some craft foam, some paint, and basic paper mache supplies. You can use it as a decoration or in an outer space project.
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    Light Bulb Maraca

    Paper Mache Maraca
    You will be making sweet music in no time after you use paper mache techniques and a light bulb to make a couple of maracas.
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    Paper Mache Penguin

    Cover a burnt out light bulb with a few layers of paper mache and then turn it into a cute, little penguin.

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    Paper Mache Santa
    You won't believe how easy it is to make this Santa ornament and everyone who sees it won't believe it is made out of a light bulb.
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    Light Bulb Snowman

    Paper Mache Snowman
    This little snowman will proudly hang on your Christmas tree or sit on your mantle and greet all your guests with a wave of his twig arms.
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    Paper Mache Easter Eggs
    Use simple paper mache techniques to make colorful Easter eggs. You can make them small or super-sized.
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    Paper Mache Globe
    This tutorial explain how to make a globe out of paper mache and a round balloon. You can try to make one as true to life as possible, or you can create your own world.
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    Paper Mache Pig Mask

    Paper Mache Pig Mask
    A visitor named Lissa MacGregor shared how she made a pretty, pink pig mask for her daughter to wear.
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    Paper Mache Pinata
    Learn the basics for creating a pinata using paper mache techniques. Master the basics and you will be able to create fancy pinatas in no time.
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    Paper Mache Star Fish
    Check out this paper mache project that looks like a star fish, made by Sharon Ferry.
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    Paper Mache Volcano
    This tutorial not only teaches you how to make a volcano, it explains how you can actually make it erupt.
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    Paper Mache Reindeer
    This paper mache and light bulb reindeer, complete with a shiny red nose, will look adorable hanging on your Christmas tree.