Here are some creative paper mache ideas that kids can make at home. From animals to food, these projects are perfect for developing their artistic skills.
When you think about paper mache (aka papier-mâché or papier mache), the first thing that probably comes to mind is MESSY — and you would be right.
Paper mache involves dipping newspaper strips into a liquid-y mixture that will help the paper stick to a surface. It can drip everywhere and create a mess, but it is also super exciting for kids to use to create!
The most popular crafts you may think of when talking about paper mache are pinatas, masks and those erupting volcanoes you made in school. However, there are so many other things you can make using this technique. I’ve collected a bunch of fun ideas and listed them for you below.
It is time to get a little messy and a lot of creative with some paper mache ideas! From cute animal piggy banks to giant papier-mâché hot air balloons (okay, maybe not that giant), I’ve gathered a few fun ideas that will keep your kids entertained for hours.
Will Mod Podge work for paper mache?
So grab your glue, some newspaper, and let’s get messy. Let me know what you think about these projects in the comments!
Paper Mache Ideas
Help kids develop their artistic skills with these creative paper mache projects for kids.
Kids can make their own fun hats for playtime using papier mache! A few different options are shown, but I think this sheriff's hat is my favorite. It reminds me of the one Rick Grimes wears in The Walking Dead.
Pinatas aren't usually associated with Thanksgiving, but now they definitely will. Make a mini pinata filled with goodies for the kid's table! Each could get their own or just make a large one for the table.
I applaud the intent for this project — Kelly decided to make a paper mache version of herself to do Zoom meetings and video calls she didn't want to do during the pandemic shut down. This post is quite a funny read!
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