View Full Version : What's a good paper clay recipe? :P

08-30-2009, 09:22 PM
Hello! I need to make some paper clay (never ever made it before.) I've searched the web for paper clay recipes and I got many different results. Some tell me to use flour in it, others say mix in real clay... There even seems to be different ways of preparing it all too, I could go on and on naming all the different things that each recipe has! XD My problem is, I don't know which recipe is good, or which is not so good. I don't want to spend a lot of work on a recipe that might not turn out as well as one that could've been less trouble, you know? :P If anyone could give me some pointers, I would be very grateful! :o

09-03-2009, 07:36 PM
Why not just buy the actual product "Paperclay"?

09-04-2009, 05:25 PM
You mean paper mache? Thats what you make at home where Paperclay is the stuff you buy to typically put on top of paper mache. For my paper mache I just mix flour and water together til it boils (no real measurements just so its a consistency you wanna work with...not too runny) and thats it.

09-05-2009, 04:29 PM
I'd be happy to see if there is a paperclay recipe because I have yet to see it in any store I went to

09-06-2009, 07:00 PM
This site has a bunch of fun tutorials and great paper mache recipes.

09-22-2009, 04:17 PM

So far, this seems to be the only paper clay recipe I have found that seems like it makes sense.

And for all of you saying this is paper mache, it's similar but it's not paper mache. Paper pulp is mixed with clay at a 30 to 70 ratio to make a clay that's lighter when fired. No other additives are required at all.

I'll edit this if I find anything else : O

09-22-2009, 07:53 PM
The reason Paperclay is a trademark product it how the mill the wood to make it. It's not paper in the normal sense of how they manufacture it. And no actually earthen clay is used.

That being said this if you have the patients to make a batch will be a real money saver.

Using a paper mache base will also save you money with the raised parts made of paperclay as well.

09-22-2009, 08:56 PM
Paperclay (the commercial product) also has volcanic ash in it. FYI.

The method in the squidoo link appears to be using the kind of clay that needs to be fired in a kiln, though. It isn't air-drying like Paperclay. It isn't much of a cost-saver if you have to go out and buy a kiln, I guess.

09-23-2009, 02:03 PM
try using bondo and then sand it.