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Papier Mache Pen Holder
May 30th, 2010 by Craftylocks

papier-mache_holder3Use this craft to recycle your old paper into something new.

Papier Mache is one of the most versatile recycling paper crafts for children and for grown-ups – you can make just about anything. I have even seen furniture referenced in papier mache books I have read, but we keep to smaller, faster items.

Before we made this pencil holder for my daughters school desk we had an empty tin and a pile of newspapers. We made some papier mache pulp – instructions on how to make the pulp here. We taped on some pointy shapes at the top and then we covered it with the papier mache pulp. As the pulp dried it shrunk and curled the pointy bits back a bit which we thought looked really good. We painted it with some bold stripes but thought it needed something else and added the jewels – a very regal result!

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If you want to learn some more about Papier Mache, you may want to read my article – ‘What is Papier Mache?

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2 Responses  
alka writes:
December 29th, 2012 at 12:20 am

Very pretty..

creative jewish mom/Sara writes:
June 3rd, 2010 at 1:48 pm

thanks so much for linking up on Craft Schooling Sunday! i’m going to share the paper mache pen holder with my readers, and love it if you’d come back again this week! all the best!

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