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  1. Hi Jonni!

    I’m teaching paper mache to a classroom of 10-12 year old homeschooled students. I wanted to use your paper clay recipe but I have a couple of questions first. Most of the kids are almost finished building their armatures. Do they have to apply plaster cloth to their armatures before applying the paper clay or can they apply the clay directly to the paper/masking tape armature?

    Thank you!

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    • Hi Janet. You probably already saw my answers out on YouTube, but the plaster cloth is only used when you make the form out of wet clay. The plaster cloth hardens quickly and you can then cut it apart, remove the clay, and then put the plaster cloth shape back together before adding the air dry clay. The clay dries slowly, but when it’s dry it’s so hard that cutting it apart would be very difficult. Are you using clay for the form, or crumpled foil or paper and masking tape?

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      • We’re using crumbled paper and masking tape. One of the kids made a bumblebee and used pipe cleaners for the antennas. What would you suggest she cover them with? Strips of paper dipped in traditional paper mache paste?

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