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I've always made papier mache simply with flour, water and white glue. The
glue makes it more durable when dry. I don't have a precise recipe but
just mix it up with liberal amounts of glue until it's a cream soup-like
Also, yesterday someone asked about printmaking. I'm not sure if this has
been mentioned, but an easy and inexpensive (yet quite successful) print
can be made with styrofoam plates or trays, just 'drawing' the image in
with a pencil or pen, and then printing. I've done it with a printing
press, but you can just do it with a brayer or even the back of a spoon.
(in Toronto where it is finally spring!)