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Can anyone tell me how to do paper mache (?sp )

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mooshy Sat 24-Feb-07 20:43:25

dd2 has to make a castle so we have collected a box and empty toilet rolls ect.
Planning to build a castle and cover with paper mache before painting.
Have never attempted anything like this and am clueless.
Do i mix pva glue half and half with water and wet the torn newspaper with this ?
Any advice gratefully received x

littlelapin Sat 24-Feb-07 20:45:11

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Miaou Sat 24-Feb-07 20:46:39

Yep. that sounds fine. Or you can use wallpaper paste.

If you do it in thin layers, letting each one dry out before adding the next, then it will dry quicker overall. Make the paste up in a margarine tub or similar and stick the lid on inbetween times to stop it drying out. If you can leave it all set up in a corner, then just keep adding a layer every so often, it won't take too long

fizzbuzz Sat 24-Feb-07 20:55:24

For final coat mix water and pva half each, and use white toilet roll. Gives it a great finish....

Have to teach paper maiche to Y7. Very stressful, it sends them wild. Always have to keep someone behind for rubbing wallpaper paste into someoone else's hair . ALWAYS

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