a little project…

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)


Yes, his shirt is on backwards. You got a problem with that?

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:



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.

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