Ecoponics Upcycling Workshops

Paper Mache Mask

We all know what performative mask is – that is, a mask representing a character in a theatrical performance – but what is a paper mache mask?

First, we need to know what Mache is. The Mache (pronounced ma – shay) is a popular craft technique which many assume originated in France because of the French name but actually originated in China during the Han dynasty. This ancient technique was used to make army helmets, which was coated with many layers of adhesive to toughen it, and everyday items such as pot lids.

Through trade with China, Japan and Persia (present day Iran) brought the Paper Mache technique to their respective countries and made celebratory decorations and masks.

As Mache is the French word for “mashed,” Paper Mache utilizes paper cut into small bits and reinforced with textiles, or bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste. Sometimes, pulp is used instead.

In this 1.5 hr workshop, participants will get to indulge in the simple and upcycling-friendly craft of Paper Mache to make their own performative or decorative masks using old papers, glue, and water. Use your mask creations in Masquerade or Halloween parties, in school plays, or just indulge yourselves in pretend-playing your favourite characters such as Spider Man, Princess Elsa, or the Phantom of the Opera in the comfort of your home.

 

It does not matter whether you’re young, or the young at heart. This is a guaranteed fun and engaging workshop that awakens the inner creative child in all of us!

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Workshop Description

Programme Highlights

In our Upcycled Paper Mache Mask Making Workshops, participants will be able to:

1. Learn about the issue of waste and how waste is managed in Singapore

2. Explain what upcycling is and how it differs from recycling.

3. Understand the benefits that upcycling has on our environment.

4. Have their own hands-on experience in making a Paper Mache Mask

Ecoponics aims to expose participants to essential environmental education and inspire them to take action towards a more sustainable future. These workshops offer an innovative solution to the problem of single-use banners while also promoting a sustainable way of living. 

Through the Upcycled Paper Mache Mask Making Workshop, participants gain knowledge and skills about upcycling and environmental education while contributing to the reduction of
waste.

Convenient Location

Take Exit B from Marymount MRT and walk towards MAPEX building. Proceed to the third floor via the lift and exit through 2 doors on the right to the carpark. We are located right at the end!

Duration

1-1.5 Hours

All Materials Provided & Trainers Guidance

All necessary materials and most equipment required for the workshops will be provided by Ecoponics. In addition, certified instructors and trainers guide participants through the entire process, from theory to practical application.

Participants learn about the differences between upcycling and recycling, the benefits of upcycling to the environment, and how to create functional items from used materials.

Other Options

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Virtual
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DIY Kits

Ideal For

  • Children
  • Team Building
  • Work together as a team

Benefits of Upcycling PVC Banner Workshops

Upcycling Is A Crucial Step Towards Creating A Sustainable Future

At Ecoponics, we believe that upcycling is a crucial step towards creating a sustainable future. The world is generating an increasing amount of waste, and landfills are filling up rapidly, which is leading to space shortages. By repurposing used materials into new products, we can help reduce waste and conserve resources, which is crucial for creating a sustainable future.

Engage in Experiential Learning & Hands-On Activities Through Upcycling

Our Paper Mache Workshops provide an opportunity for participants to engage in experiential learning and hands-on activities. Through this approach, participants can learn more effectively and retain knowledge for longer periods.

By creating functional items from used materials, such as old newspapers, participants learn how to apply the principles of upcycling to their daily lives and become more mindful of their environmental impact.

Promote Sustainable & Responsible Way Of Living Through Upcycling

These upcycling workshops are not just about creating beautiful and functional items but also about promoting a sustainable and responsible way of living.

We believe that everyone has a part to play in creating a more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations, and our workshops promise to provide a fun and accessible way to do so.

Variations of Paper Mache Workshops That We Offer

Our Paper Mache Workshops offer a multitude of ways to upcycled paper into unique and useful items. These include turning them into figurines, toy cars, stationery holders, and picture frames.

We are able to customize our Paper Mache Workshops according to the needs and requirements of our clients. Speak to us to find out more!

Upcycling Paper Mache Mask FAQ

We source old newspapers from community centres, organizations, and public donors, magazine tear-outs, used foolscap papers, flyers, torn envelopes, as some examples. Participants can also bring their own used papers.

Our Paper Mache Workshops are suitable for all ages, from primary school students to adults. The workshops provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about environmental issues while being creative and having fun. They hence serve as an excellent way to take a break from the daily stresses of life and enjoy a relaxing and engaging experience.

At Ecoponics, we believe that upcycling is a crucial step towards creating a sustainable future. The world is generating an increasing amount of waste, and landfills are filling up rapidly, which is leading to space shortages. By repurposing used materials into new products, we can help reduce waste and conserve resources, which is crucial for creating a sustainable future.

Of course! Bring your used printed papers and writing/drawing papers and we can upcycle them into products that provide fun and a sense of gratification that comes with engaging your artistic side.

Our Paper Mache workshops are beginner-friendly and are suitable for all ages! No experience is required. Our experienced, friendly, and patient trainers are well known for their very clear, step-by-step, and well-paced guidance throughout the workshops.

Our Upcycled Paper Mache Workshops can be completed within 1-1.5h, inclusive of both theory and hands-on practical experience, so it doesn’t take too long at all.

The upcycling workshop is great for teenagers and adults. Since the workshop requires fine motor skills in handling and using sharp objects such as scissors and pen knife, it is generally not as suitable for young children.

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