Paper Mâché Bowl – balloon bowls

March 2, 2014 at 2:38 am | Posted in Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

Brianna and I made this last winter.  We thought we loaded it to our blog but couldn’t find it:(   This was a great project for Brianna and the last big one before Maya was born:-)

1. Mixed 3/4 white glue to 1/4 water.  Mixture should be “slightly” watery but not runny.

2. Tear a newspaper into long strips

3. Blow up a balloon as large as you would like the bowl.

4. Dip the strips of newspaper in glue/water. One at a time until you complete one layer parallel and the second layer vertical.

5. Coat the top of a peanut butter jar with glue.  Set the bottom of the bowl/balloon in a peanut butter lid  to dry (this will act as the stand).

5. Let dry over night.

6.  The stand should be stuck to the bottom of the balloon.

7. Make more glue mixture and add 2 layers of newspaper (like above) to the bowl.  Also start adding strips around the base (top of peanut butter jar).

8. Add one last layer  over the bowl and base using plain white paper.

9. Let the bowl sit over night.  In the morning.  Pop the balloon, trim, and decorate!

10. We decorated by dipping the fabric scraps in more glue solution:-)

11. TaDa!

Have fun!

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