Making paper mache paste is the first step towards your project. If you are looking for information on how to make paper mache paste then check out the recipes in this write up.

How To Make Paper Mache Paste

Paper mache paste is a liquid adhesive made by mixing flour and water. Crafts with paper mache paste are fun. In case you have kids at home, engage in this interesting project as well. Your little ones will love to get a little messy with this exciting new experience. The term “Papier mache” comes from a French word which means “chewed up paper”.  Creating paper crafts with paper mache is a great way to recycle old paper and at the same time it allows you to go creative as much as you can. Paper mache paste is just the first step in creating your masterwork. There are plenty of recipes available to make paper mache paste. No one recipe is better than another, so you can try all the recipes and pick the one that works best for you and your project. So if you are ready to get started with your project, just grab your apron and get started.

Making Paper Mache Paste

Resin Paper Mache Recipe

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 4 cups Water
  • ½ cup Resin Glue powder
  • Add 3 cups water in a vessel and bring it to boil.
  • Next, mix one cup of flour to ½ cup of glue resin powder.
  • Slowly mix one cup of warm water to the mixture.
  • Blend all the content and beat it briskly to make a smooth paste.
  • Now mix the mixture in the boiling water in the vessel
  • Allow to boil for 2-3 minutes
  • Resin paper mache paste dries to a very hard finish. So if you want your project to be durable, use this recipe.
  • Add a few drops of clove oil or sprinkle cinnamon powder to add some aroma.
  • You can use a few drops of wintergreen oil to make the paste last longer.

No Cook Paper Mache Recipe


  • Flour
  • Wheat
  • This recipe does not involve heating, so kids can also make this recipe.
  • Mix one part flour with two parts water.
  • The dough should have the consistency of thick glue.
  • Add more flour or water, as necessary.
  • Mix thoroughly to avoid any lumps.
  • Add salt to the mache to prevent mold.
  • To avoid the glue smell, add a few drops of essential oils.

Cooked Paper Mache Paste Recipe

  • Water
  • Flour
  • Mix one part flour to five parts water.
  • Add four parts water in a pan and allow it to boil.
  • Now mix one part flour to one part warm water and beat it briskly so that no lumps are formed.
  • When the water in the pan boils, slowly pour the flour water mixture in it.
  • Stir as you pour the mixture to make a smooth paste.
  • The consistency should be of thick glue so you can add up more water or flour to get the desired consistency.
  • You can store this paper mache paste in closed container for two to three days in a refrigerator.
  • If you live in a humid area, add some salt to the paste to make it last long.
  • If the smell of the glue is bothering you too much, sprinkle some cinnamon or cardamom powder to spice it up.

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