Papier-Mache
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Dryer Lint Papier-mâché

3 Cups Lint
2 Cups of water
2/3 Cups Non-self-rising wheat flour
3 drops oil of wintergreen
Old newspaper

Put lint & water in a large saucepan. Stir to dampen all parts of the lint. Add flour and stir thoroughly to prevent lumps. Add oil. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture holds together and forms peaks. Pour out onto several thickness of newspaper to cool. This material will dry in 3 to 5 days. Stored in an airtight container, it will keep for several days.

Papier-mâché - 1

1/2 Cup Flour
2 Cups Cold water
2 Cups Boiling water
3 Tbsp. Sugar

Combine flour and cold water. Put mixture into a saucepan of boiling water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Let it cool; it will thicken as it cools. Once cooled, it is ready to use.

Papier-mâché - 2 (Soft)

Does not need cooking before use. projects may be sun-dried.

Paper napkins
tissue or toilet paper
Thin paste or white glue

Crumble napkins or tissue. Cover with thin paste of white glue. Model to desired shape. Use to add details such as noses, ears, eyebrows, and so forth to larger pieces. Hint: This mixture does NOT keep and must be used immediately.

Papier-mâché - 3 (Mash)

Needs cooking. Projects may be air dried.

Newspapers
1 Cup Wheat flour
1/2 Gallon water
4 Drops Cinnamon oil
Poster or tempera paints
Shellac or varnish

Fill bowl with newspaper pieces 1/2" x 1 1/2". Boil water in large pot. Add newspaper pieces to pot stirring constantly with slotted spoon. Cook over medium heat 20 minutes until broken down. Stir occasionally. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Strain through colander, but do not squeeze. Return paper to pot. Add flour, mix well, and return to heat on low. Cook until stiff enough to stand in piles. Mix in oil of cinnamon. Pour onto thick newspaper to cool. Model as with clay. Allow several days to dry or, bake at 200 until dry. When dry, sand until smooth, and paint. Shellac or varnish.

Papier-mâché - 4 (Tissue)

Suggested age - 4 & up, no cooking needed before use. Projects can air dry.

Tissues (Colored tissues are a pretty)
Liquid starch
Liquid glue

Tear tissues into pieces or strips. Soak in starch until mushy in bowl or bucket. Add liquid glue until pulp holds a form. Squeeze out excess starch. Shape, dry & paint if desired.

Papier-mâché - 5 (Resin paste)

1/2 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Powdered resin glue
1/2 Cup Warm water
1 1/2 Cups Hot water
4 Drops of Oil of Wintergreen

Mix flour and resin glue in a saucepan. Make a paste with 1/2 cup of warm water. Add hot water, stiffing vigorously to prevent lumps. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick, clear and smooth. Makes about 1 pint. Use paste within a few days of preparation.

Paper Paste

1/2 Cup Flour
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Cup Water
1/4 tsp. Peppermint or Wintergreen Oil

Mix flour and sugar. Gradually add water, stirring vigorously. Cook over low heat until clear stirring constantly. Remove from stove and add oil. Stir until well blended. Spread with a brush or tongue depressor. This paste can be stored in a covered jar for several weeks without refrigeration.

Thin Paste

Suggested age - 3 & up, needs cooking in preparation. Use with Soft papier-mâché Pulp.

1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp. Alum
1 3/4 Cup Water
1/4 tsp. Oil of Cinnamon (optional)
Brush or tongue depressor

Mix sugar, flour, and alum in pan. Add 1 cup water gradually, stirring vigorously. Boil until clear and smooth, stirring. Add remaining water, and oil of cinnamon. Stir. Spread with brush or tongue depressor. Hints: makes 1 pint; stores for several months without refrigeration.

 

 


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