Papier Mache Volcano

This Papier Mache Volcano was made for a creative homework as part of a school class themed project.

Papier Mache Volcano

You will need:

  • Old newspaper
  • PVA glue and water
  • Paint brushes
  • cardboard strips
  • Toilet roll tube or kitchen roll tube
  • Ready Mix Paint

First, we ripped our newspaper into 1 inch strips and mixed our PVA 1/2 PVA to 1/2 water in a bowl.

Papier Mache Volcano

Next we started to construct a frame using a toilet roll tube and cardboard strips on a cardboard base. We then covered this framework with the newspaper strips – painting on the PVA mixture under the strips and then coating each layer. We built layers of this up until all was adequately covered – this takes a lot of paper strips!

Once completely dry – you may need to leave overnight, we then painted our volcano with ready mix paint.

Papier Mache Volcano

We dripped the paint down from the top of the volcano to give a lava effect! You could also add red, orange and yellow tissue paper to the top for a large eruption!

Papier Mache Volcano

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Published by Charlotte Parry

Hello. I am a mum to 3 boys! Sharing our play ideas and activities and inspiration for toddlers and children. From tuff tray play to sensory play, small world play, cardboard crafts and outdoor play.

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