Recycled Paper Bowls

Materials

  • Recycled aluminum pie tin, 5"
  • Recycled white paper
  • Iridescent glitter

Tools

  • Food coloring
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Cadmium Yellow, Victorian Blue, Yellow Green
  • Blender and strainer

Basic Supplies

scissors, plastic bowl, water, measuring cup, sponge scrap, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • On covered work surface, rip paper into 1" squares. Put paper squares in plastic bowl. Pour water into bowl covering paper squares; let sit overnight.

STEP 2

  • To make pulp, blend three cups of paper mixture with two cups of water in blender until smooth. Add three drops of food coloring to pulp until desired color is achieved.

STEP 3

  • Pour pulp through strainer allowing water to separate from pulp mixture. Put pulp in plastic bowl. Add small amount glitter. Mix pulp and glitter with hands.

STEP 4

  • Measure 2" pulp ball and put in aluminum pie tin. Spread pulp onto bottom and sides of pie tin. Use sponge scrap to absorb excess water in pulp.

STEP 5

  • Let pulp dry in pie tin for one-two days or until completely dry.

STEP 6

  • Carefully pop pulp bowl out of pie tin. Use scissors to trim top edge if needed.

STEP 7

  • Paint Cadmium Yellow, Victorian Blue, or Yellow Green stripes on bowl. Let dry.
by Linda Valentino
Recycled Paper Bowls
Recycled Paper Bowls