How to Create a Papier-Mâché Bowl

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How to Create a Papier-Mâché Bowl
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Supplies you will need:

Supplies you will need:

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Cut tissue paper into any small shapes, about 2" diameter.

Cut tissue paper into any small shapes, about 2" diameter.

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3
Blow up a balloon and put it on the wide-mouthed cup.

Blow up a balloon and put it on the wide-mouthed cup.

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Cut your paper bag open; use as a drop cloth to protect your work surface.

Cut your paper bag open; use as a drop cloth to protect your work surface.

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Mix a small bowl of water with a good helping of Mod Podge.

Mix a small bowl of water with a good helping of Mod Podge.

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Mix well.

Mix well.

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Paint your mixture on a small part of the top of the balloon.

Paint your mixture on a small part of the top of the balloon.

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Tap your tissue paper pieces on to the Mod Podged balloon.

Tap your tissue paper pieces on to the Mod Podged balloon.

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Paint more of the mixture on top of the tissue paper piece.

Paint more of the mixture on top of the tissue paper piece.

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Make sure to overlap the tissue pieces as you add them.

Make sure to overlap the tissue pieces as you add them.

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Continue until the top half (or as much as you want) of the balloon is covered.  It is helpful to create a defined edge with the tissue where you want the rim of the bowl to be.

Continue until the top half (or as much as you want) of the balloon is covered. It is helpful to create a defined edge with the tissue where you want the rim of the bowl to be.

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Let it dry overnight.

Let it dry overnight.

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Fill a mixing bowl about halfway with warm water.

Fill a mixing bowl about halfway with warm water.

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Cut your plaster strips into 6"-8" lengths.  Dip plaster strips through warm water.

Cut your plaster strips into 6"-8" lengths. Dip plaster strips through warm water.

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Strain water from the plaster strips.

Strain water from the plaster strips.

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Place it over the hardened colored tissue paper.  Overlap strips as you did with the tissue paper.

Place it over the hardened colored tissue paper. Overlap strips as you did with the tissue paper.

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Smooth it out and let it dry overnight

Smooth it out and let it dry overnight

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Flip over the balloon.

Flip over the balloon.

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Pop it with a pin.

Pop it with a pin.

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Peel off the excess balloon carefully.

Peel off the excess balloon carefully.

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Here is the pretty inside of your bowl!  Looks like stained glass, right?

Here is the pretty inside of your bowl! Looks like stained glass, right?

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If you would like, you can paint the plaster on the outside of the bowl.

If you would like, you can paint the plaster on the outside of the bowl.

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And here is your beautiful stained glass bowl!

And here is your beautiful stained glass bowl!

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