There are many great recipes out there for paper mache paste. This is a collection of recipes I have found. I have tried Stolloweens recipe and it is my favourite. I have also used wallpaper paste mixed with pva glue. My approximate measurements are 1 part wallpaper paste (mixed according to package directions), I part PVA glue and 1 part water. I used this recipe to make this bunny about 7 years ago and she is still looking like new.
For those of you who prefer store bought glues, Elmers’ Art Paste works too.
One problem I have run into using the flour based paste is little critters moving in!
See that powder on my leaf? I am not sure why they moved into this piece in particular. I have made pumpkins with the same recipe and they are fine. I used paper towels to cover this leaf as opposed to newspaper so maybe it was more porous and never sealed properly. It remains a mystery!