paper mache projects
- easy crafts for kids
each bangle inside and outside with sandpaper to roughen the
surface. This provides a grip for the pulp.
the pulp a little at a time over each bangle. Make sure that
you apply the pulp thinly to the inside edges of the bangle,
so that they don't become small for you.
to dry. This can take upto 24 hours.
lightly over the surface with sandpaper to even out any lumps
completely dry , varnish the bangles inside and out.
-When painting and varnishing the bangles, finish and dry parts
of the bangle before starting on another part so as to avoid smudging.
mache necklace can also be easily. Make beads of paper mache pulp,
decorate them and then string them into a necklace. Remember to
pierce a hole in each bead before it dries.
strips of the newspaper and soak them overnight.
the outside of the bowl with a thick layer of petroleum jelly.
the bowl upside down and rest it on a jar or tin, so that it
does not touch the work surface.
a layer of paper strips around it. The water will act as a binding
a paste by cooking flour with water.
the paper strips with the paste and keep applying layers to
the bowl till the desired thickness is reached.
the bowl to dry thoroughly.
off the mould, taking care not to damage the bowl.
the bowl with paints as desired. Coat with varnish if using
watercolours or poster paints.
you can make a lot of other shapes in paper mache.
Instead of using an object as a mould, you can make very interesting
shapes by using a balloon as a mould.