Paper Mache: Painting and Decorating

This video is part of a series of videos about paper mache. This is the last video of the series and feature Kerri Ellis with great ideas for a beautiful bowl. View the full video series on Creating a Paper Mache Bowl. … [Read more...]

How to Make a Paper Mache Bowl

This video is part of a series of videos about paper mache.  Kids can make all sorts of wonderful art projects with paper mache: pinatas, masks, a globe, pencil holders. So here's how to make  paper mache glue from water and flour so they can get their hands messy.  What you need: flour / or white glue depending on your recipe choice. water mixing bowl spoon paper strips Ballon or plastic bowl Activity: Mix one part flour with one part of water (eg, 1 cup flour  and 1 cup water, or 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup water) until you get a thick glue-like consistency. Add a bit more water if it's too thick. Mix well with a spoon to get rid of all the bumps. Add a few tablespoons of salt to help prevent mold. NOTES: You need to use strips of newspaper only, or even … [Read more...]

How to Make Paper Mache Paste

How to make paper mache paste. First you pour the white glue into a bowl and put in some water at a four part glue, to one part water. Sometimes with paper mache pasters people can use wallpaper paste which works nicely if you aren't crafting with kids. Wallpaper paste is toxic however, so use a non-toxic glue like white glue when you are doing paper mache with children. A wheat paste is sometimes used by paper mache crafters, however this is the simplest paper mache paste recipe available. Stir the glue and water until the mixture is smooth and even.     Enjoy your craft and we hope these videos were helpful. See the lovely series in full by checking at the videos at these links: Steps and Supplies to Create a Paper Mache Bowl Making Paper Mache … [Read more...]

Paper Mache Crafts

This video is part of a series of videos about paper mache.  For the crafty Mom wanting a party pinata, this video by Before and After TV will have you looking like a star:   The perfect video for the beginner or youth paper mache artist. This is an easy to follow video by Kinn Community, featuring Crafted with Robert for a beautiful handcrafted bowl.   For the more advance crafter, this Paper Mache Hen clock it a great video by The Ultimate Paper Mache offer a great tutorial for a working clock! View the full video more on our series on Creating a Paper Mache Bowl. We also highly recommend this book, "Make animal sculptures" by Jonni Good  as wonderful place to start  when crafting paper mache in more detail.  … [Read more...]