Paper Mache Owl

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I have to say that new art products available today sometimes make all the difference. These owls were decorated with poster markers and they just kind of came to life in little hands. Detailed eyes, feathers, patterns and more kept the kids engaged in their creations much longer than usual. Here’s an … Read More

Plastic Bag Paper Mache Pumpkin

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This pumpkin is made from about 40 plastic grocery bags, some Saran wrap, 3 rubber bands, newspaper, paper towel and mache, topped off with a beautiful new orange glitter paint I found at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I’m so excited to have found this beautiful way to recycle plastic grocery bags. Plastic Bag Pumpkin … Read More

A Glossy Finish

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I learned long ago the value of adding a final gloss to paper mache projects, it makes everything look good. I’ve tried sprays and brush on mediums, but my favorite is a rather new one called Collage Pauge. This is not a paid endorsement, I just think the product does a great … Read More

3D Paper Mache Letter

If you like those cool Pottery Barn letters but not the price, make your own. 1. My son’s letter is about 9″ tall. Start by drawing a big block letter on corrugated cardboard and cut out. Trace a second letter and cut it out also. 2. Get some styrofoam or similar cups … Read More

Plastic Bag Mache Pumpkin

This pumpkin is made from about 40 plastic grocery bags, some Saran wrap, 3 rubber bands, newspaper, paper towel and mache, topped off with a beautiful new orange glitter paint I found at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I’m so excited to have found this beautiful way to recycle plastic grocery bags. Plastic Bag Pumpkin … Read More

Paper Mache Bowl

Paper-mache projects can work really well with any upcoming Earth Day themes. My favorite recipe for the mache is included below. 1. Tape a balloon to a heavy bowl so that is doesn’t move. Apply strips of newspaper covered in mache in both directions. Apply 2 – 3 layers. Allow to dry … Read More