Put two layers of paper mache on it last night, and one tonight, seems like enough to hold it together seeing as it’s made of stiff cardboard already.
This pic is from the first coat. I used a mix of 1 part water to 1 part flour (wheat is all we had left) with some elmers glue added in. It was rather clumpy. The second coat I boiled 5 parts water to 1 part flour, with some elmers glue threw in afterwards. It went on a lot smoother this time and with no lumps. The details have been lost and it doesn’t look scary at all anymore, but that should come back with the paint.