Recipe for Papier Mache Clay?

Does anyone have a recipe for papier mache clay?

By vickie guy from Earle, AR


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October 17, 20092 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
Non-rusting container

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

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
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.

July 31, 20210 found this helpful

I have a recipe that I kinda tweaked for the project I was working on and have used it for several others. Here we go *first ddepending on the piece i'm working on and the stubility I want to achieve I use either news paper and or junk mail (note the "slick" or the "shinny junk mail is not a good clay becaused of the film that creates the shinny effect), after getting my paper I tear it and place it in a blender (saved for crafting not for food) with hot water and Elmers glue all (not school glue, there is a big difference) *Pulse blender.


*remove from blender and add more Elmer's glue until you get a workable consistance. It's messy but what paper mache isn't. It's a messy fun. you can also use this as THe paste for stripes of paper. hope that might help someone. I diddn't give measurement's because they are as required. To be honest when I'm experamenting with something I don't always take the time for measurement's because I'm having to much fun Playing.....

October 18, 20094 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

August 29, 20170 found this helpful

2cups toilet paper 1cup jouint compound 3/4 cupelmers glue. 3/4cup flour 2 drops clove oil or bleach. Soak t.p. drainmix other ingredients and Walla

August 17, 20180 found this helpful

What's Walla?


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August 17, 20180 found this helpful

I think they meant "voila!"

January 27, 20190 found this helpful

Its voilà (french)

February 12, 20190 found this helpful

Walla is bastardised version of voila. (French meaning there it is!)

March 12, 20190 found this helpful

Walla is the rough pronunciation for the french work "oila" which roughly means, "and there you go"

March 18, 20190 found this helpful

Walla means And there it is.

June 23, 20190 found this helpful


August 15, 20190 found this helpful

"Walla" is this person's lay term for the French word "Voila!" :)

August 18, 20190 found this helpful

I think he meant voila , which is French , for there you go,its done

September 1, 20190 found this helpful

it means bam, presto, viola

September 11, 20190 found this helpful

I think she means Voila!

October 24, 20190 found this helpful

I think she means voila! Lol

May 3, 20200 found this helpful

Voila! (?)


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