Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Papier Mache Rainbow Bowl

We had fun making this pretty and useful little bowl today using papier mache.

First we lined a pudding bowl with clingfilm

Then we painted on layers of PVA glue and torn pieces of newspaper. We painted on about 6 layers in total.

On the last layer I tucked in all the edges to leave a neat finish. However, the edges could be left raw and whimsical if desired :)

After a final coat of PVA we left the bowl to dry for a day or two.

Before painting it happy with a rainbow of colours. We used simple child's poster paints.
You could add another layer of PVA to seal and "varnish" if you want but I quite liked the matt finish.

A special place for your child to put their little treasures :)

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