Years ago I bought a huge supply of instant paper mache, thinking it was going to be my quick answer for 3D work. Well, I have since tried using it in all kinds of ways, and it was always just too mushy for most kids to make anything even recognizable. Finally, this option that was a last minute idea turned out pretty darn well. Students from K – 4 used it to form a tile over my new Richeson Rubbing Plates, and let it dry for several days. Some students painted theirs afterwards, but I actually really like the plain white versions. The resulting deckle edge lends a look of pretty handmade paper.