• One pound package Celluclay Instant Papier Mache
  • White craft glue
  • 2-toothpicks
  • Off -White, Brown, & Brick Red acrylic paints
  • A paintbrush
  • Measuring cup, one-cup size
  • Heavy gallon size zip lock bag
  • Water
  • Paper plate
  • Paper towel
  • Paper for pattern
  • Scissors
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plastic knife


The amount of Celluclay you will need will depend on the size of the Mission you are building.  3 cups of dry Celluclay mixed with 1 1/2 cups of water will make a medium sized Mission.  Use more for a larger building, less for a smaller one.

1. Create pattern pieces on paper, front, 3 sides and roof. Cut out.

2. Mix 3 cups of dry Celluclay with 1 cup of water. Put them in a zip lock bag and knead until all the dry Celluclay and water are mixed well, if it is too dry add more water, too wet add dry Celluclay.

3. Spread plastic wrap out on work surface. Spread out the Celluclay until it is about 1/3” thick. Lay the pattern pieces on top of the Celluclay. Cut around them with a plastic knife. Cut out the windows and other openings. Save the pieces in the plastic bag.

4. Use the plastic knife to make lines and impressions in the roof to look like brick tiles.

5. Let these pieces dry until they are stiff enough to pick up, place then on a drying rack so that air can get around all sides, this will help the pieces dry faster. Place in front of a fan if desired.

6. When all the pieces are dry you can paint them, it is a little easier to paint the pieces before they are put together.

7. Paint all the pieces off white, pick up a little brown paint on the brush and blend around the edges and around all the openings. Paint the door brown. Paint the roof brick red, when the paint is dry, thin down some brown paint with water and paint it over the brick red paying special attention to getting it into the grooves in the roof.

8. If you have any left over Celluclay already mixed add some white glue to it and knead together. Otherwise mix one half-cup Celluclay, one-fourth cup water and a tablespoon of white glue.

9. This mixture will be used to put all the pieces together; you will have to touch up the paint when you are finished. Use the Celluclay mixture like cement, put it on the edges of the walls and press together, smooth it out. When all the walls are together, set aside to dry. When dry, put some more of the mixture around the top of the walls and put the roof on, fill in any holes with the mixture. Touch up the paint as needed.

Rappit Plaster Cloth Mission

1. Lay pattern pieces on the Rappit Plaster Cloth. For good, strong walls use 4-5 layers. Stack the pieces, dip in water, and spread out on plastic wrap to dry.

2. When dry, cut out the openings with a craft knife.

3. Use Celluclay water and glue mixture like cement to put the walls together and put the roof on. If you want, you can cover the Mission with Celluclay; it will look more like adobe.

4. Paint the same as above.

Designed by:  Carolyn Stearns