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What You Need

  • Magazine or newspaper cut or torn into 1 inch strips
  • Greased glass or stainless steel bowl (I used spray olive oil)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup flour
  • Saucepan


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Step 1: Make Paste

This step is for an adult. In a sauce pan add 1 cup water and the 1 cup of flour. Stir until smooth and then add the other 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously. When mixture forms the paste, take off the heat and pour into a bowl. Let cool.

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Step 2: Layer 1 of Paper Strips

Place 1 layer of paper strips around your greased glass or stainless steel bowl.

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Step 3: Layer Paper

Add glue to the first layer of paper. We used our fingers instead of a paint brush. Then add another layer of paper. Keep adding paste and paper layers until you have at least 6 layers of paper.

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Step 4: Let Dry

Leave your paper bowl inside the glass bowl to dry over night. Then take the paper bowl out and flip the glass bowl over. Put the paper bowl on top to let finish drying. Once dry, flip the glass bowl back over and lay the paper bowl inside to trim the edges.

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After your bowl has dried your child can paint, cut scrap paper and glue on to decorate, or leave the bowl like it is! Your child’s bowl can make the perfect gift basket for Mother’s Day filled with homemade goodies, fruits, treasures, and more.