Kick the school year off with this fun, easy-to-follow paper bowl craft that will inspire your students’ creativity and get them excited for hands-on learning in the classroom! Recommended for 1st grade – 5th grade.
- Three patterned card-stock papers
- Quarter (coin) or 1″ circle paper punch
- Small bowl
- Piece of cardboard
- Spray gloss sealant
Select three-patterned card-stock papers.
Use the quarter to trace 30 circles on the card-stock papers. Skip this step if you have a 1″ circle paper punch.
Cut the circles out with your scissors or use your 1″ circle paper punch.
Blow the balloon up to the diameter of your bowl. Tie a knot in the balloon. Place the balloon in your bowl and tie the end down for stability.
Mix one part glue and one part water.
Use a paintbrush to cover the top of the balloon in the mixture you just made.
Place paper circles in an overlapping pattern on the balloon to cover the part of the balloon that’s coated in the mixture.
Use a paintbrush to paint a thin layer of the glue and water mixture over the paper circles on the balloon. Then, let the bowl dry overnight.
Use a pin or scissors to pop the balloon. Carefully remove the hardened paper bowl.
Teachers: We need your extra special assistance for this step! Place the paper bowl on a piece of cardboard and spray with gloss sealant.
Voila, your beautiful bowl is complete!
We love seeing what your classrooms create! Make sure to post a photo and tag it with #abekacrafts.