My husband happened upon an art sale the other day, so he bought the kids and I some fun supplies–the strangest of which was pre-made paper mache.
I had no idea what to do with it.
So, we decided to make a bowl.
(Oh my goodness! How creative! Please tell us all of your secrets!!)
HEY! at least it’s an art project that’s actually functional.
Cut me some slack.
The paper mache was formed like a block of clay so we had to flatten it out.
The kids used some ‘play’ rolling pins of Little-love’s and then placed their flattened pieces around one of my pyrex bowls. I first covered the bowl in saran wrap.
We did our best to fill in all the cracks and then pressed it hard together.
I cut some of the rough edges off and then set the bowl aside over night to dry:
The next morning the bowl was still pretty wet on the inside, but the outside was fairly dry so I let my son spray paint it white. (outside, of course)
I sprayed it a few more times and let it sit for a few days.
I decided to tape off two stripes:
Just trying to wrangle the craziness, plus it gives the art a little bit of structure.
Then it was time to paint:
I tried, in vain, to get the kids to stick to a color scheme.
Blue’s and greens or reds and oranges.
But I lost that battle.
Then it was time for some clean up.
Washing our hands,
And our shoulders apparently.
And then I let it dry:
HAHA, JUST KIDDING!
I maybe left it alone for 2 minutes.
Long enough to wash everyone off and make some sandwiches.
I peeled off the tape and filled our new bowl with napkins and towels.
and then we ate, the end.
Thank you Daddy for the fun project.