Papier Mâché

The papier mâché process is very messy!  Strips of newspaper are dipped in liquid starch.  Excess "goo" is squeezed off each strip, handed to a teammate, and placed on the board.  Once all the strips are laid out in one direction and the first layer has dried, the process is repeated with the second layer going perpendicular to the first layer of strips.  It is very sticky work.  When finished, the landscape features begin to look a bit like Mars.

First, dip the newspaper strips into the liquid
starch and remove the excess with fingers.

The strips are laid out across the board in the same
direction, covering the board in a single layer.  A second
layer will be placed perpendicular to the first.


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