Wednesday, May 11, 2011

paper mache and plaster

I have been wanting to do several projects that would include paper mach or plaster. have no money for supplies, so I figured I'd find a way to do these without spending any more money.

Seems everyone has water and flour, so here are a couple DIY recipes!

Plaster of Paris:

3 cups flour
2 cups warm water
a pinch of salt

Put the four in a large mixing bowl, with a little bit of salt.

add water, starting with 1 cup, mix until the plaster is a thick consistency, and is smooth. Use this quickly!

Paper mache glue
1 cup flour
2 cups water
a pinch of salt

put the flour and salt in the mixing bowl, add the water, mix until the consistency is like runny glue.  If you cover this, it can sit for a day.

 NOTE: salt is optional on both recipes, it is only for mold retardation.

Easy squeezy, right?

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