HERE. I've used it before and the stuff works like a dream. BUT - if you work in a school, it isn't half as practical as the Art Paste, because it needs to be refrigerated to save, and only will last about a week before it begins to spoil. Plus, remember, it has wheat in it, which means that people with wheat allergies could have a problem. And anyhow, you have to cook it to make the paste!
Here they are, partly done, but much more papier-mache to go!
And today, all the papier-mache was finally completed! The mask on the right below is my sample, using a tall thin bag from the liquor store. The sphere on the right of the photo is an eyeball that will fit into the eye socket on the upper part of the mask. Cyclops!
Below, you can see how we used cereal box cardboard with taped-on armature wire to create a tongue for one of the masks. The armature wire allowed the young artist to create the curved shape. The extra wire on the end will be used to insert the tongue into the mouth of the mask (the one pictured at the very top of the post). The tongue has been covered with papier-mache.
In case you are wondering what our next step will be, it will be fun! We will punch a hole in the back of the bag, and "scoop the brains out"! (Actually, we will be removing all the newspaper, of course.) Then we will trim off the back of the bag, paint the resulting mask, and embellish with all sorts of goodies, such as yarn, raffia, feathers, buttons, etc. Below are a few pics of those 3rd grade lunch-size paper bag masks from a few years ago, that I previously mentioned.