Easter Papier-mâché Bowl

Make an amazing Easter centerpiece with this pastel-coloured paper mache bowl.

Easter Papier-mâché Bowl

Skill Level


Time to Make

1 hour (not including prep or drying time)

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Separate your tissue paper into colours and tear or cut into squares. Place each colour into a separate bowl.
  2. Cover with warm water and leave overnight to soak.
  3. Choose a bowl and cover the outside with cling-film. Place it upside down and draw a zig-zag line with a marker pen.
  4. Use your hands to mash up the paper into pulp in each bowl.
  5. Take handfuls of the pulp and squeeze out the water, placing the pulp to one side. Then drain the water away and put the pulp back in the separate bowls.
  6. Add a generous amount of PVA glue to each bowl and mix it in well with your hands.
  7. Create your design with the different coloured paper pulp, by pressing onto the cling-film, inside the marked zig-zag line. Make sure there are no holes and press it all down firmly together.
  8. Using your fingertips, smooth some glue over the design.
  9. Allow to dry thoroughly in a warm, dry place.
  10. When completely dry, turn the bowl over and gently peel the clingfilm and paper- mache bowl away, then remove the cling-film.
  11. Finish your bowl with varnish or PVA Glue.
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Top Tip

Prepare to soak the paper the night before you want to make the bowl and ensure that the paper.