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Clay Crafts


Coiled Bowl
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Bend wire and cover it with clay for a coiled clay bowl.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Bend wire and cover it with clay for a coiled clay bowl.
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A coiled bowl truly becomes a bowl of a different color, and it becomes extra special when you make it yourself.

What You'll Need:

  • Assorted colors of polymer clay
  • Waxed paper
  • Blunt scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Ovenproof bowl (about the size of a salad bowl)
  • Craft knife

How to Make a Coiled Bowl:

Step 1: Using the palms of your hands, roll clay on waxed paper to make nine to ten rolls of clay about ten inches long. Then roll each clay piece into a circular coil.

Step 2: Cut a circular piece of foil slightly larger than the bowl. Place coiled clay pieces on the foil close together like puzzle pieces. Use your fingers to smooth the surface of the coils until the clay blends together. (Dipping your fingers in water helps to smooth the clay.) Make sure there are no gaps between the pieces. Ask an adult to use a craft knife to trim edges if necessary.

Step 3: Turn the bowl upside down, and turn the clay sheet over onto the bowl. Press into place.

Step 4: With an adult's help, bake the bowl according to package directions. After the clay has cooled, remove foil and bowl from clay.

Keep reading to learn how to make modeling dough in all your favorite colors.

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