Paper mache is a medium used for arts and crafting made out of recycled paper and some glue to bind the paper with. The paper pulp is molded dried and painted. The word paper mache comes from the French word Papier mache which means chewed up paper. Paper mache is used to make ornaments, decorations, figurines and things of that nature. It is both an economic and eco-friendly crafting hobby. Any paper from newspapers to old gift wrap can be used to make a paper mache.