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Paper Mache Pots

Materials

1. Plastic container 2. Magazines 3. Craft glue 4. Water 5. Plastic tray 6. Plastic food wrap 7. Masking tape

Materials

Instructions

Steps
Step 1
First, begin by preparing magazine pieces. Tore out brightly coloured pages and cut the coloured sections into squares and small rectangles.
Steps
Step 2
Prepare pot base by wrapping a square of plastic food wrap around the container. This will stop the paper mache from sticking to the base. If required, use a little yellow masking tape to secure the plastic to the top of the container.
Steps
Step 3
Prepare your glue by diluting it with a little water until it is slightly runny. Place into the low sided tray. Turn your container upside down and start on the base. Dip each piece of magazine paper into the glue and fully cover the container. Generally pot needs two to three layers of overlapping paper pieces.
Steps
Step 4
Allow the pot to dry completely. Once the paper is completely dry, remove the masking tape and then slip the pot and plastic wrap off the container. This may require gentle twisting and squeezing of the pot and container.
Steps
Step 5
Gently pull the plastic wrap off the inside of your pot. Trim the top edge of your pot as desired. Your paper mache pot is done. All that is left to do now is fill it with goodies…

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