Papier-mâché 

These are the baskets my grandma and mom made using Papier-mâché. Mom was a little girl then. She painted them. These are more than 40 years old!! Grandma still uses them. 🙂

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40 year old paper basket

Materials required:

  • Bits of paper
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Water to soak
  • Blender
  • Paint

Soak bits of paper in water with fenugreek seeds. Let it soak for more than 24 hours. Then remove excess water and blend it into a paste. Mould it into a shape or apply it on a bowl or basket. Let it dry for one or two days. Once its completely dry, paint it.

I haven’t tried it yet. I will try it very soon and post the step-by-step pictures.

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