PAPER MACHE PASTE
Leftover yarn bowl! cover shape item in plastic wrap- then paste soaked yarn: let dry, then remove. Paste recipe: Combine ½ cup flour and 2 cups cold water in a bowl. Boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and add the flour and cold water mixture. Bring to a boil again. Remove from heat and add 3 tablespoons of sugar. Let cool. The paste will thicken as it cools.
Fast and Easy Paper Mache Recipe is real easy to make. You simply mix equal parts of flour and water then add some salt and stir it up. I usually make a batch that has two cups of flour, two cups of water and 1 tablespoon of salt and mix it up. It makes enough for a nice pinata. :: Newspaper is the usual paper I use, but other papers give different textures. If you're planning on keeping your sculpture, adding some white glue helps to keep it from turning "dusty."
New Smoother Air Dry Clay Recipe~~~Recipe for the new Air-Dry Clay: 1/2 cup wet toilet paper; 1/2 cup Elmer’s glue (or any white PVA glue); 1/2 cup drywall joint compound (any brand except Dap); 1/2 cup corn starch; 3 tablespoons mineral oil (baby oil); 1 cup all-purpose white flour, or as needed;~~ mix extremely well, knead like bread, add cornstarch as needed to make a tight slightly tacky ball. Mixing instructions are in the video.