This is a great homemade space helmet it looks lovley and is quite robust and once you have finished you can paint it.


  • 1 newspaper
  • 3-4 cups paper mache glue
  • 1 balloon
  • 1 bottle coloured paint


  1. First blow up the balloon to fit childs head.
    then tear newspaper into segments/strips.
    apply a layer of glue on the balloon and then a layer of newspaper and continue this process until you are happy with the thickness of your paper mache helmet. Allow this to dry in the sun for a day.
    Once dry cut out a neck hole and a window for the face making sure everything is in proportion simple allow extra room for either another layer of paper mache around the cut edges or you can sand paper the edges to not be sharp.

    then paint.

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  • happymum2018
    • 08 Nov 2017
      10:54 am

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  • Oh wow, Halloween costume, book week costume done with this gem of an idea!


  • I have made so many paper mâché items over the years, mostly pinatas for birthday parties


  • So many paper Madge memories I hope to recreate with my little ones


  • So cool! I’ll remember this for book week


  • This is such a great idea! Gonna do this and do a bit of a space lesson while we’re at it.


  • I can see this being a very good space helmet.


  • Can you buy something specifically called paper mache glue? We used to make stuff with flour and water and I think some glue mixed in.


  • This is a great project.


  • This is so dang cool I don’t think im crafty enough to pull it off.


  • I love the look of the helmet! It looks fun to play with for the kids and fun also to create it.


  • I’ve made a few piñata with paper mâché. It’s such an easy substance to work with. Love looking through these projects for things I can do with my grandson


  • Oh wow – the possibilities are endless with this.


  • Sounds like a fun activity to do with my toddler.


  • WhT a great idea to craft


  • I used to make lots of papier mache things. Very easy and lots of fun.


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