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Papier Mache Clay Recipe

Paper mache clay may be used to mold sculptures and make masks. Paper mache clay can be used in the place of traditional moistened newspaper strips and dries much harder, too. This guide is about paper mache clay recipes.

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Papier Mache Clay

October 17, 2009 Flag

Does anyone have a recipe for papier mache clay?

By Vickie G. from Earle, AR

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October 17, 20090 found this helpful

Make a form from wire, wadded newspaper, stuffed paper bags, or balloons. For a flat piece, such as a dollhouse or box, you can use a piece of cardboard. Tear newspaper into strips. Narrower strips work best for a rounded mold and larger strips are good for flat or rectangular shapes. Choose one of the following recipes to make the paste. Dip strips into paste, coating completely, squeezing out excess paste with your fingers. Use the strips to cover your pre-made form. If you overlap the strips, your finished product will look smoother. Allow each layer to dry before adding another layer. Cover your form with at least 2 layers.

Paper Mache Paste

Flour

Salt

Water

Newspapers

Non-rusting container

Wooden-spoon

Soak papers in water in container. Reduce to pulp by tearing and stirring with spoon. Drain. Mix in thick paste of flour, water, and a little salt. Stir until paper mache begins to feel like clay. Use as clay. It will squish through wire forms. There will be some shrinking as mache dries.

Paper Mache Paste

1/2 cup flour

2 cups cold water

2 cups boiling water

3 tbsp. sugar

Newspapers

Mix together the flour and cold water in a bowl. Add boiling water to this mixture, and return to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. The mixture will thicken as it cools. In humid climates, try powdered non-porous wall paper adhesive mixed with water.

Paper Mache Paste

Newspaper

Water

1 1/2 cups wheat paste (from a craft store)

Mix together the wheat paste and water in a bowl. The mixture will thicken as it cools.good luck.

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October 18, 20092 found this helpful

The best 1 I have found is made from flour water Newspaper and exterior wood glue it dries very fast and very hard, I got my recipe from http://www.stolloween.com/

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