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How to Make a Clay Bowl

How to make this high end clay bowl easily, and at a fraction of the cost!
Active Time30 mins
Drying time7 d
Total Time7 d 30 mins
Keyword: How to Make a Clay Bowl
Cost: 17

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment paper
  • Painter's tape
  • Crayola air dry clay
  • Glass or plastic bowl bigger than the size of clay bowl you want to make

Instructions

  • Tape a piece of parchment paper down on your surface with painter's tape.
  • Take out about half of the clay and form it into a ball
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  • Roll the clay out with a rolling pin to about 1/8" thick, and a little larger than the circumference of the bowl
    how to make clay bowl
  • Turn the bowl upside down and place it centered onto the rolled out clay
    how to make clay bowl
  • Trim around the circumference of the bowl. Place the excess clay back into the container to use later on dots, or another project, if desired.
    how to make clay bowl
  • Place the clay in the center of the bowl. Press the clay down lightly all around the bowl. Set bowl aside to dry. leaving the clay inside it. The container says that drying time takes 2-3 days, however mine took about a week. The clay will be completely white when dry, and will start to separate from the bowl. If any cracks appear during the drying process, simply seal them up with a wet finger. Gently remove the dried clay bowl from your bowl. Mine came right out.
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  • When your bowl is completely dry, you can make the dots, or pom-poms. Roll a chunk of clay into a snake.
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  • Slice the clay up into even sections.
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  • Roll up the chunks to form the pom-poms, or dots.
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  • Place the dots along the edge of the bowl where you want them. Once you are happy with the placement, gently press down to seal them to the edge of the bowl. If they happen to fall off during the drying process, just glue them back down with a spot of strong glue, or hot glue.
    how to make clay bowl