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Tips for Working with Papier-Mâché Supplies

Famous for its versatility and fun, papier-mâché is one of the most popular crafting options for creative people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s relatively simple, accessible, and easy to enjoy at any skill level. From home hobby to classroom activity, it provides limitless opportunities to shape imaginative minds. Here are a few tips on how you can make the most of your papier-mâché supplies:

Shop Smart — The journey you beautifully-molded creations starts at the store. While plenty of people make their own supplies out of household items, you’ll always get better results from craft-quality materials made to deliver long-lasting results and provide the easiest working experience.

Try Tutorials — If you’re new to the art, or just want a fun refresher, try following a guide from a book or website. Doing so lets you keep your attention on the process, rather than coming up with a creative vision. Once you’re comfortable with your materials and technique, you’ll be able to do more with your own projects.

Craft Cooperatively — Creative endeavors are always more fun with friends. Find someone to work with and enjoy an engaging activity with some social support. Plus, you and your partner or group can take on larger projects with more hands to help.