Papier Mache Layers Tutorial
March 30th, 2010 by Craftylocks

For this paper craft you need two bowls, cling-film, newspaper, white paper, tissue paper and paste. For this egg example of a papier mache construction you will also need ribbon.

paper-egg1 The two small bowls need to have the same size opening, alternatively you can use just one bowl and make one half first and the second half later. Cover the bowls with cling-film.
paper-egg2 Glue strips of newspaper onto the bowl and leave to dry. When it is dry carefully remove the bowl and cling-film and leave it to dry on the inside as well.
paper-egg3 Add a layer of white paper so that no newsprint will show through the final tissue paper layer.
paper-egg4 Use layers of strong packing tape to make a hinge to join the two halves of the construction which in this case will be an egg.
paper-egg5 I suggest making a small lip on the outside of one half so that it fits a tiny bit over the other half – this helps hold it together. Finish the outside with a layer of torn tissue paper.
papier-mache_egg_bow1 Glue a ribbon to the bottom so that the egg can be kept closed with a bow.

Download the printable version of the worksheet – PDF Worksheet – Papier Mache Layers Egg.

For more information about Papier Mache, check out my What is Papier Mache? article.

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