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Who knew paper mache could be so fun?! And cute?!
I love these little bowls. This was one of those perfect crafts for me.
Why? Well,
1) I used to scrapbook and have oodles of old scrapbook paper that I could "shop" from.
2) I like to use up old supplies. :)
3) I wanted something to decorate my shelf with.
4) I wanted a craft to do with my kids.

Bingo! Paper mache bowls. :)

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  • How to make a paper bowl. Paper Mache Bowls - Step 1
    Step 1

    Punch a lot of 1-inch circles. Find yourself some bowls to use as molds. Wrap in plastic wrap. Now, I learned this the hard way: the plastic wrap sticks to glass bowls a little too well. I'd recommend either using plastic bowls or maybe putting a dish cloth between the bowl and the plastic wrap. That'll make removing your paper bowl SOOO much easier.

  • How to make a paper bowl. Paper Mache Bowls - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make yourself some paper mache goo:

    Combine ½ cup flour and 2 cups cold water in a bowl.
    Boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and add the flour and cold water mixture. Bring to a boil again.
    Remove from heat and add 3 tablespoons of sugar.
    Let cool. The paste will thicken as it cools.

    Dip paper circles into the goo, put on the bowl.

  • How to make a paper bowl. Paper Mache Bowls - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove the bowl, and voila! cute paper mache bowl. Love it. :)

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