Paper Mache Clay

Those of you that work with paper mache regularly may find this a real snoozer, but if you’re looking to get started with paper mache clay, or are just looking for a good recipe for paper mache paste you need to watch this video.  There are a ton of recipes for making your own paper mache compounds available online, but when a prolific paper mache artist like Scott A Stoll of Stolloween Studio provides one, you’d be well advised to follow it.

His tutorial makes a large quantity of paste and clay but it’s a simple recipe that will keep for a few days without refrigeration.  The paper mache clay that this produces is spreadable, will hold it’s shape and allows you the ability to smooth it out and add fine details to your creations.




Items needed to complete this include:


Paper Mache Paste

  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 cup liquid starch
  • 1 cup white glue


For Paper Mache Clay

  • 6 cups Paper Mache Paste (recipe above)
  • 1 cup of drywall joint compound
  •  Cellulose fiber insulation added until mix is firm