Personally, I have done paper mache at home with my boys (at the time 4,
8 and 10)... they were all okay.
At school, I just finished paper mache with a k-1 class (paper mache
over modeling clay suns - about 6" - 9" diameter - skinny rays etc...)
and they turned out much better than I thought they would. Even the K's
- even kids that usually need a lot of help.
With my (now) 5 year old - we jut did a 'pop-up' (?) puppet, using an
old yarn cone, foil for the head and Sculpey clay on the foil. He
didn't have any trouble -