Papier Mache

Papier mache is a great craft product for a quick, simple and creative activity!

Colourful Papier Mache Vases

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Make Mum feel special this Mother's Day with a colourful papier mache vase. Add some fresh flowers and she'll be over the moon! 

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  • These vases can be decorated in a number of ways. Use the steps below as a decorative guide and mix up the techniques to create a unique combination of your own!
  • Step 1Paint your vase white. Allow to dry. This is not essential but provides a good base for painting.
  • Step 2Paint your vase a bright colour. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3Use glitter and collage materials to decorate your vase in different ways.
  • For less glitter wastage, use a scrap piece of paper folded in half to catch the glitter falling off the vase while decorating. This will make it easy to tip the glitter back into the container ready to reuse!
  • Step 5Attach pom poms or rhinestones to your vase with glue.
  • Step 6Draw zig zags, dots, or other shapes on your vase with CleverGlitz.
  • Step 7Cut leaves for your rosettes out of green adhesive felt and attach to your vase.

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 250ml
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Product Code: 10364
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Micador 2B Pencils - Pack of 20
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Product Code: 10583
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
12 or more $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST)          
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted - Pack of 30
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Product Code: 10708
EACH $27.49 (inc GST) $24.99 (ex GST)
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Student Scissors - Pack of 20
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Product Code: 10897
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2 or more $30.79 (inc GST) $27.99 (ex GST)          
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Pom Poms - Assorted - Pack of 400
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Product Code: 12297
EACH $16.49 (inc GST) $14.99 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 13562
EACH $21.99 (inc GST) $19.99 (ex GST)
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CleverPatch Junior Artist Paint - 500ml - Set of 11 colours
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Product Code: 15800
EACH $108.78 (inc GST) $98.89 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 17914
EACH $7.55 (inc GST) $6.86 (ex GST)
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