This makes a more decorative than functional bowl, but it sure is pretty and easy to make.
- Tissue paper, non-bleed type
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Liquid starch
- Plastic bowl
- Thick paint brush
- Finding the perfect bowl for this is key. I found stacks like the green one above at my local CVS Drug Store for about 50¢ each. Cut lots of squares of tissue paper ahead of time.
- Students brush liquid starch on the bowl, place squares of paper on top, and then brush again to make everything wet. They repeat this, overlapping all the squares until there is a general layer complete. Let dry overnight.
- Squeeze the bowl to loosen the tissue, and carefully pry off. If sturdier bowls are desired, apply more layers.