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Just before the children headed off for the Christmas break we wanted to do some extra yummy cooking and thought it would be pretty nice to have a special papier mâché bowl to carry it home in.

We hunted out some disposable bowls to use as moulds, some tissue paper …

patty pans and PVA glue.

It was the children’s job to tear the tissue paper up, not too small …

and flatten out the patty pans!.

They covered their bowls with plastic wrap before glueing the paper on …

so that they could remove the bowl easily.

Then came the fun – sticking the paper all over the plastic wrap …

layer upon layer!

Such deliciously gooey fun!

We needed to leave them for a few days to make sure they were nicely dry and hard.

Then the children could remove the bowls …

trim the edges, or leave them a bit ragged, whatever they chose.

What great little bowls …

… irresistible indeed!

This post appeared on the great ‘mom and kiddo blog’ – What Do We Do All Day? when we guest posted there last month! Be sure to head on over and check out just what it is they do all day!


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7 Responses to “papier mâché bowls”

  1. avatar jess says:

    i love it . I did this, this summer with older preschool and schoolager and then they went around finding all kind items to cover and make ..

    ::: They must have really enjoyed it Jess. :) :)

  2. avatar Scott says:

    What a wonderful idea! Fun and colorful. You ladies continue to amaze me.

    ::: Awww thanks Scott! :) :)

  3. avatar Rachelle says:

    I love how they added the muffin papers…what a great way to add color and pattern! This is going in my “to do” file!

    ::: Have fun with it Rachelle! :) :)


  4. Like all good things, this post is even better the second time around!

    ::: Awww sweet! Thanks Mom and Kiddo! :) :)

  5. avatar Elise says:

    What a gorgeous bowl for those festive sweets. Such a neat idea to use cupcake wrappers.

    I particularly like that photo with the glue dripping off the bowl. Messy fun which produces such wonderful results is the best.

    ::: Messy fun is right Elise! :) :)

  6. avatar kristin says:

    oh, i love this! in my “to do” file as well!

    ::: You’ve got to love a “to do” file Kristen … enjoy! :) :)

  7. avatar Kylie says:

    Thank you so much this will be a great starter project for my clients. I work with people with developmental disabilities and have been struggling on how to introduce an new medium in the visual arts program. I think this will be the perfect launching pad. Thank you again.

    ::: You’re very welcome Kylie … Have FUN! :) :)

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