Papier Mâché Pulp Beaded Necklace

Papier Mâché Pulp Beaded Necklace

Posted 2013-03-14 by Oxford Explorerfollow
Necklace made with paper mache pulp beads


Papier Mâché isn't just about strips of paper but can also be made into a pulp for modelling and the end results are lightweight. It can be a little fiddly but once you get the hang of it you could try making a beaded necklace. This would be fun for dressing up or as a Mother's Day present.

Time: 45 minutes plus overnight soaking and then overnight drying.
Age: Over 10's
Level: Hard (but not too hard)

Materials
  • Newspaper
  • Water
  • Wallpaper paste
  • Knitting needle
  • Acrylic paint
  • Needle
  • Ribbon

  • Method
  • Rip up some newspaper and put in a large container.
  • Fill the container with water and leave to soak overnight. This will soften up the newspaper.

  • Newspaper soaking in water


  • Drain the water and then start to knead and break the newspaper apart with your fingers. The idea is to break down the fibres of the newspaper, turning it into a pulp.
  • Add a large dollop of wallpaper paste and mix thoroughly.
  • Keep adding wallpaper paste until you get a good modelling consistency.

  • Paper mache pulp


  • Form balls from the pulp to make beads.
  • Use a knitting needle to pierce a hole all the way through the beads.

  • A knitting needle is perfect for forming the holes


  • Leave to dry overnight.
  • Paint the papier mâché beads.
  • Thread the ribbon through a needle and then through each bead.

  • Thread the beads onto a ribbon


  • You could also try making a pendant shape to hang in the middle.

  • Im sure any mum would be proud to be given this necklace



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    #over_10 's
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    #mother 's_Day_Present_Idea
    #paper_mache
    #modelling
    #dress_up
    #present

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    237762 - 2023-07-18 02:01:56

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