Make Paper Mache Clay Without Toilet Paper

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With the recent toilet paper scarcity, a lot of people are asking me if you can make paper mache clay with newspaper or other recycled paper.

The answer is yes, and, I have some tips on how to make paper mache clay with newspaper and other recycled papers.

I forgot to mention in the video that you can also use traditional paper strips and paste for all of the projects on my channel instead of paper mache clay. That way, you don’t have to run to the store to buy anything, because you probably already have all the needed materials in the house already.

Links mentioned in the video:

And one extra one, for those who don’t have all the ingredients for the paper mache clay recipe – don’t let that stop you from making something!

4 thoughts on “Make Paper Mache Clay Without Toilet Paper”

  1. Can you use Cross-cut paper (like confetti) from a paper shredder in place of toilet paper and soak and strain the water out??

  2. Jonnie,
    I am new to paper mache – it has been my recent inspiration during this unusual time. I am thankful to have found your site. I really admire your work.

    I am wondering how to afix something to the paper mache to hang on the wall. Os that explained in any of your tutorials? If so, which one?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Maria. It depends on the shape of the item, and if there is anything inside it to add support. For my animal wall sculptures I have a flat piece of cardboard on the back of the heads, so I just drill a hole near the top in the back piece and hang them over a nail. You can also use epoxy glue to attach them to a wooden plaque, and then hang the plaque on the wall with a hanger.


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