Papier Mache Molder

Build up display forms of papier mache sheets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Papier Mache Molders do?

Builds up display forms of papier mache sheets: Greases inside of form-mold halves with brush. Coats one side of papier mache sheets with paste and tears sheets into pieces to fit mold. Lays unpasted side of sheet against inside of mold and presses it in place by hand, leaving lap projections at side of mold. Builds up form to desired thickness, fitting and smoothing each sheet to mold. Places halves of mold together, pastes and presses lap projections of each half of form together, and removes completed form from molds. Pastes and papers neck and skirt openings of form to smooth edges.

Should I be a Papier Mache Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Papier Mache Molder

    Papier Mache Molders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Papier Mache Molder-related education!
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