Otherwise, for a layered structure you can also use paper and glue. This craft can be used to make amazing and beautiful objects like, wall decorations, wall hangings, piñatas, bowls, and masks.
How to Make Paper Mache
First, let us take a look at some of the methods that are used to make the paper mache. One way is to take 1:3 water and white glue and mix it together. This will act as glue for your crafts. In the second method, you need to use flour.
For this, you need to cook equal amounts of flour and water together. This method of making the glue is inexpensive and used for bigger projects. Once the glue is prepared, then cut newspapers in long strips and put them in the glue. Now let's look at some interesting paper mache craft ideas for kids.
You will require a balloon for this process. Use the balloon as the base and add two layers of paper mache on the balloon. When you apply one layer, let it dry first and then apply the next one. After drying the paper mache, pop out the balloon and once the pinata is dried, you can paint it to make it colorful. Lastly, fill it up with goodies that you like.
Remember not to cover the holes that you have made for the eyes of the mask. Apply two layers but remember not to apply the second layer until the first one is dried. Once the whole mask is dried, the mask should be painted. After the painting is done, strings are attached to the mask so that you can wear it.
After the paper is completely dried, pop and remove the balloon carefully from the egg. Now, paint this egg or color it with marker pens. When the children will hatch the egg they will find their own baby dinosaur inside.
These were some interesting paper mache craft ideas for kids. Some other craft ideas that can be implemented using paper mache include flower vases, animals, flowers and shields. Enjoy making different objects with paper mache with kids. Have fun!