Children’s Crafts: Paper Mache Lizards : Paper Mache Lizard: Prepping for Paper Mache

Children’s Crafts: Paper Mache Lizards : Paper Mache Lizard: Prepping for Paper Mache

OK.

So, we have our pipe cleaner armatureof our lizard wrapped in cheese cloth ready to go, but now we need to get ready with thepapier-m?ch?.

We want to have a big surface to work on, a large flat table.

You want todo it in a place that can get messy, so a kitchen floor, definitely not carpeting andwe want to have a plastic table cloth on the table.

What we'll need are newspaper stripsso you can either rip or cut newspaper into about an inch to an inch and a half thick.

That's usually the easiest for manipulating the newspaper without it getting too soggyand falling apart on you.

For younger kids I like to cut it in half.

It's a little biteasier to wrap, less to work with that way.

We also want to have our flour, our salt andour water ready along with a bucket and ready to mix.

We want to have some paper towelshandy, because this can get really messy.

As long as you have your plastic down youshould be good.

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