Lamination Bowls

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Jenny and Lucas find out how 3D printing works before heading back to the craft space to make a fun laminated bowl.



  • Old magazines
  • Scissors
  • Fast drying glue
  • Paint brushes (for brushing on glue)
  • Ruler
  • Elastics
  • Bowl
  • Waxed paper

How to make it

Step 1: Open an old magazine to the center, remove the staples and cut the pages down the middle (along the fold) so that you have separate pages.

Step 2: Fold one page in half and cut along the fold line or crease.  Take one half page and fold in half.  Use your fingers or a ruler to make a nice flat crease. Fold in half one more time and then open back up so that this crease is visible. Fold one edge into the middle fold line, crease and then turn and repeat with the other side. Fold the two sides together and glue.  This will create a strip that does not have any cut edges, only folded edges.

Step 3: For a medium size bowl, you will need to make around 100 strips.

Step 4: For the center of the bowl, begin to tightly roll one strip, gluing at the end of the strip. Wrap an elastic around the roll to hold it tightly together.  Take another strip and squeeze some glue at the end, attach to the end point of the first rolled strip and wrap around. Glue at the end of the strip.  Wrap an elastic around each time to hold it together.  Continue until you have reached the circumference that you desire.

Step 5: Your bowl will look like a giant coaster and can be manipulated very gently into a bowl shape.  A glass or plastic bowl can also be used as a mold to create the desire shape.  Cover the bowl with waxed paper to prevent glue from reaching the bowl.

Step 6: When you have your desired shape, brush the laminated bowl with glue to set the shape.  Once dry, flip the blow over and brush with glue.

Step 7: Optional: You can finish with a spray finish if desired. Use for fruit, jewellery, marbles, and the list goes on!


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