simple homeschool paper mache recipe works fabulously for all sorts of kids craft projects.
Once you know the recipe instructions for how to make paper mache paste, you can use it for all sorts of kids crafts.
Mustafa lion animal mask was a great hit with my children William and Catherine. Here they are painting him in our homeschool.
You can see Catherine peeping out from underneath him later down the page!
Come and see how to make our easy homeschool paper mache recipe.
You'll find the instructions simple to follow and you'll make your kids crafts almost free
and definitely fun.
The instructions for this homeschool paste paper mache recipe are exactly the same as when you learn how to make a white sauce.
Just use water instead of milk!
How's this for easy crafts?
The ideal paste recipe instructions to use with lots of homeschool easy kids crafts.
Here are some more recipes to make paper mache paste.
There are the two main suggestions:
Go and have a look at our paper mache clay recipe. It's ideal if you want something like modeling clay for a more advanced project. We used it to make a dinosaur!
Personally, I like the eco-friendly homeschooling instructions showing you how to make paper mache paste for all sorts of easy kids paper mache projects.
Annemarie and Karen van Wyk are both very talented paper mache artists and they have let me share with you one of their biggest tips for paper mache success.
To make the homeschool lion animal mask you need to make a cardboard frame.
Now's your chance for the kids to get stuck in.
You'll have a very basic frame to cover with paper mache.
Don't worry how simple your paper mache frame is.
So long as your animal mask has ears and a nose you can't go too far wrong.
You can add black homeschool whiskers from chenille stems (pipe cleaners) stuck through the paper mache animal mask.
Chenille stem (pipe cleaner)
Strips of gold card make great homeschool manes. If you want to know how to make them curl, roll the card round a pencil.
Cut out eyeholes to fit with your child's head.
To make the eyes look lion-like, use gold glitter paint.
The pupils are holes in the animal mask or, from
time to time, the whites of Catherine's eyes peeping through!
Paper mache projects are perfect for kids because you don't have to be a careful painter to create a great effect.
So long as your kids can splatter paint in the general direction of the animal mask you'll get a good background color for your art activities.
A paper mache lion mask is just one idea.
You could make a cardboard frame for your child's favorite animal - a shark or a cat - and add a homeschool costume to go with it.
Learning how to make a homeschooling animal mask is easy.
You can follow our instructions for how to make masks using paper plates to create a fantastic bird.
All the instructions for how to make them are in our homeschooling easy crafts
Our homeschool paper mache recipe instructions are ideal to use for all sorts of projects.
If you want to know the instructions for how to make Timmy our homeschool crocodile, you'll be pleased to know they couldn't be simpler.
Take a long thin cardboard box, use our paper mache recipe to cover it and finish off with green paint!
William and Catherine took him down to feed him breakfast at the table every morning!
Paper mache projects open up all sorts of opportunities for easy crafts for kids.
There's something even better about painting in three dimensions and our paste recipe is so good you can nearly eat it!
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