Thursday, July 16, 2009

Paper Bowl

I don't have a picture of the final product yet because it is still drying. She had a great time making this paper bowl and coudl do all of the steps. I don't own a sieve (just colanders) so we made due with reusing a plastic container as the mold and let it dry overnight so that it would hold shape and I could flip ove the top of a smaller container to dry the outside.

Her favorite part was squishing the excess water from the slurpy stuff. You can find the directions to make your own paper bowl here.

We started out with pink construction paper, but once we added the newspaper to it, it became putple, which she thought was pretty neat to see her paper change color.

Now I really want to make paper making frames so that Isabel & I can make some homemade paper. That would be fun and a neat gift.

1 comment:

Isabel's Mommy said...

Unfortunately, while it was drying, our fat cat Larry decided it was a good place to take a nap. So, it got crushed. Good thing Isabel wasn't too broken up about the fact that we will have to make another one. She had so much fun making it that I don't think she cared if she had an actual final product or not.