Village of Kindness

Magazine Bowls

For this project, you can use any type of recycled paper. Magazines and catalogs.

Glue the Strips into Coils: After you have made a few dozen paper strips, you can begin forming coils. It does not matter if you don't have enough strips for the entire bowl because you need to let it dry in stages so the coils do not simply fall off.Gluing the paper strips can get a bit messy, so before your proceed, you should protect your work surface. Depending on how wide you want the coils to be they need to be cut and folded all the same to keep them consistent. The larger coils take much longer to do but look nice as the base or to mix up with in the sides of the vase.

Before opening your glue, blow up and tie off a balloon. I think small round balloons work best, but use whatever shape or size you want for your project - it's yours! Then, place the balloon, tied side down, on top of a glass. -- You do not have to use a balloon to create the shape. For more directions click here: