Paper Mache Heart Box

Papier-Mache-Hearts_ArticleImage-CategoryPage_ID-561558If you start with clay as a base, you can make all kinds of paper mache objects around it.

1. Use clay or play dough to make a heart shape. My sample is about 3″ wide.

2. Wrap it completely with a layer of Saran Wrap.

3. Use small pieces of newspaper dipped in mache to cover the entire heart well. Let dry and repeat with at least three layers total.

4. Use an xacto knife to slice around the center of the outside edge.

5. Remove clay from inside, and paint with acrylic paint.

6. Add glitter paint for a nice sparkly finish.

Paper Mache Recipe
1 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups cold water
4 cups boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
In a bowl, combine the flour and cold water. Add to the saucepan of boiling water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Let it cool and thicken before using.