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Children react differently to the paper mâché sensory experience. Some children will only stick the tips of their fingers into the glue whilst other children absolutely love it and get glue all over themselves. Sometimes adding a lot more glue than really needed on their projects (its ok, it just takes a little bit longer to dry.


Materials required:

  1. x2 A4 pages of normal printing paper

  2. Acrylic ink

  3. Pastel crayons

  4. Brush & water in a jug

  5. Newspapers (cover table to protect it from the glue, plus x2 newspaper sheets per child).

  6. Empty cold drink can. The proportions of a 330mm long grape or appletiser can is really nice. Alternatively a normal 330 coke or fanta type can also works well. We asked a local restaurant to save it up for us and they collected our cans in a day.

  7. Hand towel, each child should have a hand towel (always when working with paint or ink), to dry the brush and to clean painted fingers

  8. Masking tape

  9. Scissors

  10. Rice

  11. Maizina(cornstarch)=“glue”

step by step

Scared that you will forget some of the steps? Download and print a step by step  "cheat sheet" to keep handy whilst presenting your class. Download the PDF here.