Paper Mache paste is a liquid glue made with flour and water. It can be used to cover a variety of surfaces to create sculptures, pinatas and other arts and crafts projects. Once dried, the hard outer shell is easy to paint and decorate.
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- Large bowl
- Measuring cups
- Whisk or spoon
- White flour
- Salt (added for high humidity areas)
Mix Flour and Water
Paper Mache paste is made with 1 part flour to 2 parts water. If you are in a high humidity area, add 1 teaspoon of salt to prevent mold. A good amount to start with is 1 cup flour and 2 cups water. You can always mix more if needed.
Whisk together until flour is completely mixed in.
Ready for Dipping
The consistency should be like a thin glue, making it easy to dip strips of paper and apply to your surface. The paste can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.