Show off Your Paper Mache Art Project

Little Swedish Tomte helping to spread the joy.

Have you just finished a great paper mache mask or sculpture? Use the form below to share it with your fellow artists. We’d love to see it!

If you get an error message and your post doesn’t go through, it’s probably because your images are way too big. In that case, use this free online image compressor to make the file sizes smaller, and try again. It only takes a second, and it doesn’t change the way your images look.

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All submissions are moderated to make sure they’re family-friendly. It can take up to 24 hours for me to get your post online, so please be patient. I’ll send you an email as soon as your post is online.

And remember – if you get an error message and your post doesn’t go through, it’s probably because your images are way too big. In that case, use this free online image compressor to make them smaller, and try again.

A few tips for a great post:

These tips will help you create a great post that can be found with the search bar on this site – and by Google. You may need to type in a few more words than you intended to, but it will help your future fans find your post. πŸ™‚

  • First, use a title that tells people what your project really is. Instead of “My first project,” write something like “My first angry gorilla sculpture.” Then when people search for “gorilla sculpture,” the search feature (and your future fans) will be able to find it.

And …

  • If you can, change your image file names from “IMG_4392” to real words that say what the image is about. The post title and image name help our readers (and Google) find your post when they use the search bar. If you can’t change the file name yourself I’ll try to do it myself before the post goes online.
  • If you had any challenges while you were making your mask or sculpture, please let us know what they were – and how you managed to overcome them. That will encourage other readers to try making something of their own.
  • Why did you make this thing? What inspired you? Is there a cute story behind it that you’re willing to share? Please do! We love stories.
  • After your post is approved, be sure to share it with your friends. In fact, go ahead and brag a little, because your work will be featured on one of the largest and most popular paper mache websites on the Internet. πŸ™‚

Important: Any image you post must belong to you. No exceptions! If someone other than you is shown in your photos, be sure to get their permission (and their parent’s permission, if they’re kids) before you share the photo with the world.

Now — scroll back up and fill out that form. We really want to see what you made!

37 thoughts on “Show off Your Paper Mache Art Project”

  1. I sent an updated post with my deer head. After rereading how you wanted the submission I decided to send a new one. I am sorry for the double. Thanks!

  2. Hi Jonni
    Enjoy making the cat sculpture with my dauthers.
    I gave the little one to choose another sculpture to do together.
    Btw, can’t upload the photo of our project

  3. Hi Ms. Good,
    I tried to upload 3 photos and was told file was too large, so I cut out one photo, re-submitted, and twice got “An error prevented the entry for this form submission being saved. Please contact support.” Suggestion?


    • Hi Michael. How big are your photos? Is it possible to edit them so they’re smaller? The WordPress program has a size limitation, so each file needs to be reasonably small. A good size would be 1200 pixels at 72 dpi. Most modern cameras save photos that are much larger than that, and the system can’t handle them. Try again, with smaller images, and see if it works. If it doesn’t, let me know.

  4. Hi Jonni!
    I tried to make a post but it says

    “Request Entity Too Large
    The requested resource does not allow request data with POST requests, or the amount of data provided in the request exceeds the capacity limit.

    I’m not sure how to fix this. Any Ideas?

    • Yes, I got it. The posts aren’t automatic – I have to screen everything to make sure it’s kid-friendly, and there are buttons I have to push. It will be up shortly. You’ll get an email from me as soon as it’s online. πŸ™‚

      • Ooops, I just sent one also called Australian Shepherd. Not trying to be confusing – just a popular breed.

  5. Nominees this page opened for meeting this time you fixed it.
    S o as the holidays were busy hopefully continue on sculpting
    In a day or two. Thanks Robert

  6. Jonni, if you want to continue to add my paris cat photos to my original post, that would be cool. Thanks again for all you do.

  7. Hi Jonni
    I love your work, I have down loaded many of your patterns and 2 of your books. I have done Art for as long as I can remember I did paper mache when I was very young, but picked it back up a few years ago after seeing one of your YouTube videos I have new seen every one of them. I do a lot of oil painting, and acrylic paintings,

  8. Hey Jonni! How about doing a Bulldog mask!? I’m gonna be making a Bulldog Puppet named “Mack” Like the Truck! He’s Ken Worth’s dog! LOL! ( Ken wears a Peterbilt hat, an International T-Shirt & Drives a Freightliner! LOL!

  9. Hi Jonni – Love, Love your videos.

    Thank you so much for the creation of the frog head. I have made a jumbo size of the head.

    Would you happen to have a pattern to create a frog body? Please email me so we can discuss terms.

      • Yes. I will email you a picture of my frog head. Another question, you have a YouTube video that shows how to creat 3D art from scratch, such as what programs to use.

        Can you please share?

        • I can’t make a video showing my current process for creating the sculpting patterns, because it’s too haphazard and takes too long. I basically start with a clay sculpture, and then make paper mache copies of it. I cut the copies to make pieces that will, hopefully, create the right shapes. I keep doing it over and over again until all the pieces fit and the shapes are right. About six years ago I used Blender to create the frog, the elephant head, the jackrabbit and the bear. It took just as long as my current process, and it wasn’t as much fun for me, so I stopped using a computer program and now start with a real sculpture instead. If you want to try Blender, there are a lot of YouTube videos that show how to use it.

  10. Hi Jonni,
    Thought I’d finally share some of my latest pieces to show you my appreciation for being such a great paper mache advocate and share your wonderful creations online.
    I’m a big fan!

    Greetings from the Netherlands

  11. Hi Jonni,
    decided to put on my “big girl pants” and try to share a photo of my first sculpture attempt via my iphone. I couldn’t get the image to load just so you know. Of course, I’m not the most savvy tech user. I’ll see if my hubby can help when he gets home.


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