Paper Mache Masks

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Steps

  1. Inflate a balloon. The size of the balloon will be the size of the mask.
  2. Get your newspaper and cut it into strips. You need enough for three layers.
  3. Make the paste (2 cups of flour and 1 cup of water).
  4. Paint one side of the paper with the paste and put it on the balloon paste down.
  5. Repeat until you have covered the balloon with three layers of newspaper.
  6. If you’d like to mold on features, shape them with newspaper and paste onto the balloon now.
  7. Leave it to dry on a stable table for several hours.
  8. When completely dry, pop the balloon with a needle.
  9. Use scissors to cut the balloon in half, and then into the shape of the mask you want.
  10. Cut holes for eyes, nose, mouth etc. or anything else you want.
  11. Paint the mask and decorate to your liking!
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