Tear strips of newspaper and dip into a bowl of papier mache paste and apply to
the balloon. I would put on about 3 or 4 layers. Dry and pop balloon. Cut
slit in top of balloon to insert valentines. Paint.
When I'm out of paper mache paste I use 2 cups of water to 1 cup of flower. I've
heard that if you add a few tablespoons of sugar it's slows down mold in the
> Please help -- my niece needs to make her Valentine box for school and wants
> to make a round (i.e. basketball) shaped box. I can't remember the
> proporations of water and flour for home made papier mache. Of course, she
> needs to start it TODAY. . . thanks for anyone's help!