Have a stack of old magazines or newspapers and want something to do with them? Try this fun recycled paper bowl craft! Your kiddo will have a blast ripping or cutting the paper and getting sticky in the homemade paste. The recycled paper bowl is sturdy and can hold knick knacks, fruits, or whatever homemade goodie your child desires.
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
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.
Step 2: Layer 1 of Paper Strips
Step 3: Layer Paper
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.
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.