DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Mache Crafts

Younger children may or may not enjoy making these crafts.  It depends on if they enjoy getting gooey.  If you're willing to give the little ones a fair amount of one on one help, the paper mache and painting portions of these crafts can be rewarding for children as young as age 3.

But if you're looking for a fairly solo project for the kids or if you're working with a large group, stick to the age ratings suggested.  (If the group is very large or the kids are new to crafting, you may want to even add a year or two to the age rating).

General Directions on how to paper mache


africa mask

African Wall Mask (Shield) and Spear

Elementary school and up


paper mache Alligator

Alligator Paper Mache Craft

Age 8+


paper mache angel

Angel Paper Mache Coin or Pencil Holder

Elementary school and up


paper mache angel

Angel Paper Mache Vase Craft

Elementary school and up


apple pencil holder

Apple Paper Mache Pencil Holder

Grade school and up


Mache Basket

Basket Paper Mache Craft

Kindergarten and grade school


paper mache bird

Bird Paper Mache Craft

Age 7+


Mexican bird rattle

Bird Rattle

Kindergarten and grade school


book ends

Book Ends Paper Mache Craft

Kindergarten and grade school


Bumblebee Paper Mache Craft

Bumblebee Paper Mache Craft

Ages 8+


Hen (Chicken) Paper Machier Craft

Chicken Paper Mache Pinata or Piggy Bank

Age 8+


dolphin craft

Dolphin Paper Mache Craft

Elementary school and up


egg

Easter Egg Paper Mache Project

preschool and kindergarten


mask

Egyptian Pharoah Mask

Elementary school and up


Frog Craft

Paper Mache Frog Craft
Ages 7+

Easy Version of the Frog Craft
Ages 3+

Use this craft for the 5 green speckled frogs game
Instructions for the Game
or just for storing treasures


giraffe

Giraffe Paper Mache Pencil Holder

Grade school and up


 


Hand (or family of hands)

Grade school and up


lion

Lion Paper Mache Book Holder

Grade school and up


 

Magic Wand Paper Mache Craft

Grade school and up


mexican maracas craft

Maraca Craft

Grade school and up


paper mache people eater

One Eyed, One Horned, Flying Purple People Eater

Age 7+


paper mache craft 

Penguin Paper Mache Craft

Elementary school and up


pinatas

Pinatas


pot of gold


Pot o' Gold Paper Mache Craft

Grade school and up


Paper Mache Bunny

Rabbit Paper Mache Craft

Grade school and up


shield

Shield - Dragon Knight Paper Mache Craft

Shield of Faith Paper Mache Craft

Kindergarten and grade school


snowman

Snowman Paper Mache Project

Kindergarten and grade school


spider

Spider Paper Mache Project

Kindergarten and grade school


tiger

Tiger Paper Mache Book Ends or Paper Weight

Grade school and up


vase

Tissue Flowers and Vase

Elementary school and up


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