Paper Maché Recipes
To make paper maché puppets, props or other fun stuff, mix up one of the pastes below. Mold your prop out of non-hardening clay and cover it with petroleum jelly. Tear news paper into strips about the size of a 12" ruler. For smaller project use smaller strips. Soak the strips in the paste. Apply to the mold. Cover with one or two layers and let dry for 24 hours. Do a few more layers and let dry again. Cut the whole thing in half. Take molding clay out. Tape paper maché forms back together. Put three or four or even five layers of paste soaked news paper strips over the tape. Make sure it covers the split well. Let dry. Paint.
Paper Maché Paste
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