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Claycrete & Glass Gem Bowl - Project #73

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

AMACO Claycrete Papier Mache
Glass Gem Stones
Styrofoam Balls
Modeling Tools
Acrylic or Tempera Paint
Paint Brush
Print Page

Use claycrete, gems and paint to create your own bowl.


  • Step 1
    Mix Claycrete according to the directions on the package. (1 lb. should make enough for one student.)
  • Step 2
    Use half of the Claycrete to shape a bowl on a 4" styrofoam ball or any bowl. Walls should be about 3/8" thick.
  • Step 3
    Attach 7-8 glass gems around the side of the bowl. With the other half of the Claycrete, form a base and add embellishments.
  • Step 4
    Sculpt additional details with clay modeling tools. Allow Claycrete to thoroughly set and dry overnight, then remove styrofoam ball or bowl.
  • Step 5
    Paint with acrylic or tempera paint. Let dry.

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