Easy Paper Mache Bowls

Here are our paper mache bowls, made with the help of dollar store colanders.

I love how the inside is nice and smooth, no matter how “unsmooth” the outside might be. I had students ages 5 to 9 in this class, and they all pretty much look the same.

MATERIALS
• Colander from the Dollar Store, one per student
• Newspaper, torn to small strips
• Paper towels, cut to small strips
• Paper mache
• Masking tape for names

DIRECTIONS
Week One: Students covered the outside of their bowl with a least two layers of paper and mache.
Week Two: Students again covered the outside with a least two layers of paper and mache.
Week Three: A layer of paper towel is mached on the outside to add thickness and whiten up the gray paper.
Nest up? Acrylic paint over everything.

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