How to Do Paper Maché with Kindergarten

Paper maché with young students can quickly become a living nightmare in the art room. It seems like there’s no stopping the spread of paper maché paste from those little hands to every. single. surface. in the room. Not to mention the goop that gets on your one nice pair of pants and all over Jimmy’s hair. If you’ve wanted to do paper maché in your room but have been holding back due to fear, I’ve got solutions for you! Watch the video for some practical tips to keep things manageable and stress-free.

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Amanda Heyn

Amanda Heyn is AOEU’s Director of K–12 PD & Media and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She enjoys creating relevant and engaging professional development just for art teachers.

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