China, the inventor of paper also possessed the treasure of Paper Mache art! Paper Mache was used to make helmets of all things dating back to the Hans Dynasty (BC 202 – AD 220). This artform is used in making masks, ornaments, and other festival trinkets. In India, Durgapuja idols are made of Paper Mache.
- Day 1: We will create the paper pulp and then using the best recipe, paper mache clay will be prepared. The clay will be mould into decor balls and left to dry.
- Day 2: We will work on the paper mache balls and decorate them by adding paint, glitter and make them ready, to decorate the house. You will also gain the skill of making many more things like Coasters, Pen holder, Figurine, Decorative items, etc.
- Beginner friendly workshop.
- Children of age 6 or younger can attend along with an adult.
- Wall putty
- Paper (handmade paper, tissues)
- Corn starch/all-purpose flour
- Plastic balls
Preparation for Day 1: Take old papers, tissues, newspapers and cut them all into small pieces and soak it in water for 3-4 hours (10-15 papers or more).
Preparations for Day 2 will be told accordingly.
For the workshop, you can set up your workspace on a table, preferably a dining table since it is big and spacious.