Papier Mache Paste Recipe

It’s really easy to make your own Papier Mache Paste using just household flour and water.

 Papier Mache recipe

I don’t really follow a recipe but a general rule I follow is 1 part flour to 4-5 parts water. Depending on the quantity of paste you need to make you can use anything from a coffee scoop to a cup. You’ll also need a saucepan to gently heat the paste.

The method is really similar to making a white sauce for cooking.

Add a scoop of flour to a saucepan and add an equal measure of water. Mix together making sure you smooth out any lumps. Gently heat the mixture on a low heat until it thickens and turns a translucent colour. Now keep adding a little more water at a time making sure that you get all the lumps out until you get a white sauce/custard consistency. Remove form the heat and pour you finished papier mache paste into a bowl to cool.

Papier Mache Paste

To store it cover with cling film and keep in the fridge.

The video below explains in more detail how to make and if you’re looking for some great papier mache  craft ideas then have a look here.

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10 Responses to Papier Mache Paste Recipe

  1. Brilliant, I didn’t know you could make the paste, as my son is desperate to make a scene for his painted soldiers this will be a perfect start.

  2. se7en says:

    So thrilled to discover that I know you on instagram and follow you here… it took a little paper mache person to make the connection!!!

    • ZingZingTree says:

      Yay … hurray for my little paper mache person. I decided to have just one instagram account which does cause a bit of confusion 🙂

  3. Anna says:

    Thanks for the recipe, I’ll need this to take part in the challenge! 😀

  4. Alia says:

    It is really great all the different recipes there are for papier mâché related projects. I loved working with paper Mache Clay on my last project

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  6. TheBoyandMe says:

    Sounds brilliant, thank you! I’m going to trial it tomorrow after school with my son before using it with my class on Tuesday.

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