Papier-mâché

Papier-mâché (UK: /ˌpæpi ˈmæʃ/, US: /ˌppər məˈʃ/; French: [papje mɑʃe], literally "paper-mash") is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste.

Mardi Gras papier-mâché masks, Haiti
Papier-mâché Catrinas, traditional figures for day of the dead celebrations in Mexico

Today papier-mâché sculptures are used as an economical building material for a variety of traditional and ceremonial activities, as well as in arts and crafts.