Easy Paper Mache Bowls
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Here are our paper mache bowls, made with the help of dollar store colanders. I love how the inside is nice and smooth, no matter how “unsmooth” the outside might be. I … Read More

Paper Mache Bowls and Colanders
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I’m happy to have found the perfect form for my Paper Mache Bowl class. The dollar store came through again with super cheap colanders. Their built in holes are perfect for helping … Read More

Paper Mache Cardboard Letters
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You can make your own paper mache cardboard letters and help recycle some trash at the same time. No need to buy those expensive premade ones from the store, homemade is so … Read More

Paper Mache Leaves from Germany
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Wow, look what was just shared with me! An amazing artist from Germany took my very ordinary post about paper mache tiles and turned it into this exquisite work art ! Her … Read More

Instant Paper Mache Tiles
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Years ago I bought a huge supply of instant paper mache, thinking it was going to be my quick answer for 3D work. Well, I have since tried using it in all … Read More

Paper Mache Cartons, Painting Day
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These beautiful cartons started off as old plastic Model Magic containers two weeks ago. After two layers of paper mache, they were ready for some paint. I encouraged students to paint a … Read More

More Paper Mache Ice Cream Cones
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With a little assistance, this project can be done in two classes. Last week my afterschool kids put paper mache over the terra cotta flower pot from Michaels, and then around balls … Read More

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 … Read More

Pumpkin Art Made from Trash
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This pumpkin art truly turns trash into something beautiful. Use old bags for the soft inside, rubber bands to make the dents, and mache to make a smooth surface. MATERIALS • About … Read More

Shiny Mache Ice Cream Cones
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Here they are – paper mache ice cream cones all gussied up with a shiny finish. My favorite glossy finish product is still Collage Pauge that JoAnns sells. It’s more gel like, … Read More

Paper Mache Crayon
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 The crayons are done! If you have been following me on Instagram, I’ve been posting progress over the past 4 weeks. I must admit that I like these a lot now that … Read More

Paper Mache Pencils
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My afterschool Paper Mache class wrapped up their pencils today. Made from 36″ mailing tubes, paper mache, duct tape and paint, they just need a little Mod Podge to seal them with … Read More

Soup Can Paper Mache Owl
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My favorite purchase during a trip to Haiti was this paper mache owl (top right) that I’m told is painted with voodoo patterns. While I love the detail of it, I decided … Read More

Coffee Can Totem Pole
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This was my solution to finish off my coffee can totem pole project, going with the kind of “wooden” look that kraft paper does so well. Some excited students later added lots … Read More

3D Paper Mache Letter
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If you like those cool 3D paper mache letters seen at Pottery Barn, but not crazy about the price, make your own. With a little cardboard, cups and paper mache you can … Read More

Paper Mache Houses
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Here’s a recycling paper mache project idea turned out really well last month. Empty Goldfish cracker boxes (used for our snack) were the starting point to make these little houses. PREP WORK: … Read More

Giant Paper Mache Nutcracker, Part 1
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This giant paper mache nutcracker is made from heavy cardboard cartons that contain the pouch-type juices. The boxes are all the same size and strong. This figure is made from heavy cardboard … Read More

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