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By Mary Ayres

Puerto Rico


When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!



Main supplies:

  • Balloon
  • Papier mache medium
  • Ziploc bag

There are various ways to make Papier mache. You can use newspaper strips and wallpaper paste or watered down white glue; or use Celluclay or a Fast Mache Product.
Follow the package instructions to create the material. We used Celluclay mixed with water in a clear zip lock bag. We then blew up a balloon to the desired size and placed the Celluclay on the balloon creating a mask shape. ( Hint: put the balloon in a bowl to hold while applying Celluclay and drying.) We added the nose and other features using more Celluclay. Let dry completely. If a horn or piece falls off during drying because it is a rounded surface, use heavy glue or a low temp glue gun to attach later. Pop the balloon. Your mask is now ready to paint


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