Paper Bowl Craft

Paper Bowl Craft

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
  • Scissors
  • Balloon
  • Small bowl
  • String
  • Glue
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Spray gloss sealant


Step 1:

Select three-patterned card-stock papers.

Step 2:

Use the quarter to trace 30 circles on the card-stock papers. Skip this step if you have a 1″ circle paper punch.

Step 3:

Cut the circles out with your scissors or use your 1″ circle paper punch.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

Mix one part glue and one part water.

Step 6:

Use a paintbrush to cover the top of the balloon in the mixture you just made.

Step 7:

Place paper circles in an overlapping pattern on the balloon to cover the part of the balloon that’s coated in the mixture.

Step 8:

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.

Step 9:

Use a pin or scissors to pop the balloon. Carefully remove the hardened paper bowl.

Step 10:

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.


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