|Students creating the base of their bowls (2nd grade)|
It is important to build the base of the bowl first. Each color should be applied in a small pinch or ball. Once the entire bowl has been made with the little balls of paper pulp you can press it, linking the fibers. Once dry you can paint with glue, harden, and pop out. These bowls will stand on their own! They are even strong enough for a set of keys to be placed inside.
This is a great end of the year project to use up all those scraps or even right round Earth Day, focusing on recycling. I used an AWESOME video talking about paper. Where it comes from, how it is made, invented, recycled, and even more! Check it out HERE.
|In progress paper bowl (2nd Grade)|
****Special Credit to Kim Furstenberg of Ayden Elementary for the wonderful inspiration. She created paper bowls with holes in the side, making them into tambourines for the music element.