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Can anyone tell me what the recipe is for making paper mache?
Amy from Fort Wayne, IN
I am looking for a good recipe for making paper mache using flour and water. I have tried a recipe on this site but it keeps burning to the bottom of the pan. Any tips or recipes would be appreciated.
Luna from Seattle
I haven't tried this myself, but I recently watched a program on HGTV where they used liquid starch for paper mache. It seemed much less messy than anything I've ever tried. (10/30/2005)
I use diluted white glue for my paper mache. I seems to work well.
When I was in school we made paper mache maps. We used liquid starch and toren pieces paper into small piece. When my Daughter was married I made a hot air balloon with strips of newspaper dipped in starch and pur it around a balloon. They both worked well. Make sur the paper is well soaked. You might try smaal amounts. Use full stength. Let each layer dry thourghly before adding the next one.
Ive always used plain old flour and water, mixed up to a soupy consistancy. Its the cheapest ans simplest way to make the paper mache. Then you just tear strips of newspaper to dip in the bowl. I like to get large oval balloons and then make Pinatas out of them.
I have used several different things. Diluted white glue is the easiest. Flour and water works okay, but sometimes it is floury when completed.
I'm making a project and I am doing paper mache and I need to find out how to do it with liquid starch. Any answers will be appreciated.
In scouts last year we made 2 paper Mache santa clauses and we used school glue and water to thin it to a soupy mix smeared our hands and 20 kids hands into it with strips of paper and stuck it on...letting it dry between coats. Worked great. As for the flour if you have to cook it u must use cold water to mix the flour and water and on med. heat constantly stirring get it hot enough to thicken to the consistency you wish. Then you have to let it cool some so you or the kids don't get burned..
How do you make paper mache using glue and water?
By Kathy from Ansonia, CT
Just google instructions for papier Mache and you will find the recipe. Flour, water & salt and cook it on the stove.
We used to make it using flour and water. Just mix until the mixture is wet enough to dip paper in.
If you want to use white glue, thin it down to a cream consistancy then dip your strips of paper. We used the flour and water also because it is so cheap and on hand. There is so much you can do with paper mache, you have me thinking what I could do once again.
I have a paper mache item that was damaged in shipping. Can someone tell me how to repair it?
By Lynne from Walnut Creek