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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  • 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.


  • My boys will love this.


  • Now that is cool, totally great for book week!


  • This is so great, I love doing all the activities I did as a child.


  • I know what I’m doing these school holidays!

    • Always a good project to revisit. Good to paint outside too when the weather is warmer.


  • Love this idea and a great project that you can do with your children.


  • So going to do this with my boys over the weekend and see if my girls want to do this or something a bit different :) seeming as my boy calls himself Captain Australia


  • Such a cool idea. Endless colour styling the kids could make.


  • I do like the shape of the helmet

    • Sparkly spray paint would be cool to use


  • I have had so much with papier mâché in the past. You can create anything with it


  • This is so cool
    I bet your kids had so much fun playing austronauts.


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