How do you make paper mache using glue and water?
By Kathy from Ansonia, CT
By Ann Winberg10/21/2010
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.
We used to make it using flour and water. Just mix until the mixture is wet enough to dip paper in.
By Rose Smith10/19/2010
Just google instructions for papier Mache and you will find the recipe. Flour, water & salt and cook it on the stove.
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Where can I find directions on how to make the paste for paper mache?
By Debra In CO
You will need a base or something to apply your paper mache onto. We would use blown up balloons for bases. You could also use scrap wood.
Make some paper mache glue by mixing white glue with a little water (Elmer's works for this.) Put it into a shallow dish for dipping.
Tear up some newspaper or other paper into strips. Dip the strips into the glue. You want the strip covered with the glue on both sides. Apply the strips to whatever you want to paper mache. It is somewhat moldable when wet, but when it completely dries it will be hard. Hope this helps.
Susan from ThriftyFun (03/28/2005)
OPTION 1: 3/4 white glue to 1/4 water (or if using a good, thick glue, like Elmers you can do 1/2 and 1/2)
OPTION 2: COOK METHOD: 1 part flour to 5 parts water. Boil about 3 minutes and let cool. (my favorite! it's the cheapest method and is nice and smooth.)
OPTION 3: 1 part flour to 1 part water. Stir together. (04/22/2005)
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