Can you use pancake mixture to make the paste for paper mache

Yes, as it is also flour-based. However, using pancake mixture as paste would be more expensive than using just flour & water.

Here's an easy paper mache paste recipe courtesy of kidspot:

What you need



mixing bowl



  1. Mix one part flour with one part of water (eg, 1 cup flour and 1 cup water, or 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup water) until you get a thick glue-like consistency. Add a bit more water if it’s too thick.

  2. Mix well with a spoon to get rid of all the lumps. If you find you are getting lumps in your glue, you can use a small kitchen electric mixer to whiz them out.

  3. Add a few tablespoons of salt to the final mixture to help prevent mold.

Learn how to make paper mache - and what to make with it! from goodtoknow.

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