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Translated means paper clay - paper clay - and is basically paper mache. Ready-to-use paper mache without the hassle of soaking, chopping, finding the right amount of water, paper and paste and whatever else you need. PappArt Paper Clay is ready-to-use, air-drying, water-based modeling clay for indoor use. Easy, filigree and free to model. It is available in a 900g bucket and you need this amount - at least. Because once you start modeling, you don't want to stop. It is so easy!
PappArt Paper Clay feels very slightly soapy - very pleasant. The mass stays moist for a long time and is therefore easy to correct and edit. If the modeling clay has become too dry, moisten your fingers a little and knead the mass again if necessary. Hands and tools can easily be washed off with warm water. The drying time depends on the size and thickness of the object. The material shrinks minimally when it dries. For example, if you encase Styrofoam balls, you should make sure that the attachment points have sufficient mass and are well compressed. There are no large cracks like with some other air-drying modeling compounds. If PappArt Paper Clay no longer adheres to the surface after holding it in your hand for too long, simply moisten the mass on the back a little.

Paper Clay can be modeled on ALL materials: cardboard, cardboard, paper, styrofoam, wood, glass, stone, plastic, metal ...

You can emboss the modeling clay with texture mats, stamps and modeling tools. For example, it can be molded with silicone molds. After drying, PappArt Paper Clay can be sanded, drilled and painted - for example with acrylic paints. But work quickly here, as the surface is very absorbent. When stamping or molding texture mats, we recommend rolling out the mass or, even better, smoothing it out with a spatula. The layer thickness should be about 5 mm thick. Let the surface of the mass dry briefly or blow-dry it and start stamping or molding. This way, no mass sticks to your tool and there is a nice and clean impression!

Cardboard Art Paper Clay
... is equally suitable for adults and children. Anyone who likes to model and tinker with paper mache will love PappArt Paper Clay. It can be used immediately and it keeps well in a sealed bucket.


Tinker sustainably

Beeswax is excreted as a metabolic product by the worker bees and used to build honeycombs. After the honey has been removed, the wax is obtained by melting down the honeycomb and then roughly cleaned. Humans have used beeswax for a variety of purposes for thousands of years. For the production of candles and ointments, in various ancient cultures as writing boards but also for beeswax cloths. The beeswax lozenges at efco are made from pure, unadulterated 100% beeswax and without additives.

Beeswax wraps are the ecological, sustainable alternative to cling film and are fully in line with the DIY trend. Not only can you keep your lunch break, cheese or vegetables fresh in style, these cloths are also ideal as a hygienic cover for bowls and jam jars. They are hygienic and are simply washed off with lukewarm water (without detergent) after use. They smell good of beeswax and because of the waxy structure, with the help of hand warmth, they nestle tightly to the dishes or what is wrapped.

• 100% pure beeswax lozenges in food quality
• Remnants of cotton or linen (e.g. Oaki Doki cotton fabrics 50 x70 cm)
The fabrics should always be washed beforehand.
• parchment paper
• Oven, iron and / or brush

Preheat the oven to 80 ° C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the fabric to the desired size, place it on the baking sheet and sprinkle with beeswax lozenges. Put the tray in the oven and heat until the pastilles have melted (approx. 5 minutes). If necessary, spread the liquid beeswax a little more with a brush. Hang up the warm oilcloth to cool down, then it is quickly ready for use.


Melt the beeswax in a water bath. The water should be hot but not boiling. Cut the fabric to the desired size and place on baking paper. Spread the liquid beeswax quickly and generously on the cloth with a brush. Let the cloth with the wax dry briefly. Then place a second parchment paper on top and iron the cloth over medium heat. This will cause the beeswax to melt again. Ironing may spread too much beeswax and it will penetrate the fabric better. Hang up the warm oilcloth to cool down, then it is quickly ready for use.

Cut the fabric to the desired size and place on baking paper. Scatter the beeswax pastilles on the fabric and cover with another layer of baking paper. Now slide the iron (medium setting) over the baking paper. The beeswax lozenges now melt and penetrate the fabric. Hang up the warm oilcloth to cool down, then it is quickly ready for use.

Clean beeswax cloths with lukewarm water and a cloth after each use. If possible, allow to air dry or dry with a cloth.

Beeswax wraps should not be exposed to heat or hot food. For reasons of hygiene, no raw meat or fish should be packed in oilcloths. The lifespan of the beeswax cloth depends on how it is used and cared for.

Beeswax residues from the water bath or on the baking paper can be reused at any time. The fabrics simply have to be cut to size and not overcast, as the fabrics no longer fray after the beeswax application. Should the wax layer become brittle, a beeswax cloth can be ironed again between baking paper or heated in the oven. Then let it cool down and the cloth is ready for use again. Wax residues (abrasion) can get on the hands after use.
That is harmless. It is a natural product.

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