Papier-mâché is the French for ‘chewed paper’ and is a popular arts and crafts activity that involves mixing paste and paper together to create a hard substance you can decorate. It’s a fun activity that doesn’t involve much hard work, though as with other arts and crafts, it’s a lot easier once you know what you’re doing. e

  1. Let’s get started with the supplies you’ll need for your papier-mâché project

Understand the basics and your papier-mâché projects will be fun, simple, quick and most importantly, free of mess!

2.Find out how to make paste with just flour and water

A quick and easy guide to making the paste that will hold your papier-mâché together.


3. Ideas for bases (papier-mâché)

As well as balloons, there are loads of things you can find around the house that you can use for your base. For some creative ideas, give this video a watch.

4. A guide to making a papier-mâché bowl

Once you’ve got the bowl made and it’s all nice and dry, you can unleash your creativity and decorate it however you want to.

5. Learn how to create a mask out of papier-mâché

If you want to make your own mask for Halloween, why not use papier-mâché? As you can see from this video, it takes very little time and is a fun DIY project to get stuck into.

6. Once you’ve got your mask sorted, why not create a pumpkin?

Pumpkins are a classic Halloween prop to have in your home and if you don’t fancy having real ones, simply make one out of papier-mâché. Decorate it well and it will look incredibly realistic.

7. Something to try making for Christmas

Get into the festive spirit and create a three-tier snowman you can proudly display in your home.

8. Make a giant cupcake!

Watch this tutorial to find out how you can easily make a papier-mâché cupcake that looks delicious, but unfortunately is inedible.

9. Learn how to make a piñata

A great idea for parties to get the fun started – so long as you don’t mind seeing your creation getting whacked to pieces.

10. A useful tutorial on making papier-mâché easter eggs

They’re easy to make and very fun to decorate!

11. A guide to making boxes out of papier-mâché

Follow these simple instructions and you’ll be rewarded with some beautiful papier-mâché boxes you can use to store your treasured possessions.

12. Create your very own Nemo

Fans of the films Finding Nemo and Finding Dory will love being able to create a papier-mâché Nemo – the best thing about it is that it’s very easy to do and you’ll pick up a lot of useful tips while doing it.


13. Create an adorable papier-mâché panda

Follow this step-by-step guide and you’ll end up with a brilliant papier-mâché panda you can be proud of.

 

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