DIY: Papier-Mache Paste

Crafts can be fun for small kids and one of the classic activities you can do with them is creating papier-mache.  It’s a versatile crafts material. You can make a piñata or owls or dinosaurs. One of the key materials (aside from old newspaper) is the paste. Here’s how to make non-toxic and perfectly safe papier-mache paste.

What you need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Water
  • Mixing stick
  • Plastic bowl
  • Salt

What to do:

  1. Pour equal parts of flour and water into the plastic bowl.
  2. A mix of 2 cups each would be enough for a small project.
  3. Mix using the mixing stick until you get a smooth consistency.
  4. Try to get rid of lumps as much as you can.
  5. Add more flour for a thicker consistency.
  6. Adding salt is for mold prevention just in case you need to store it or on the material you’re using it on.