Fear not-I have one to show you (pretty easy and fun too) and we will do a couple more before we complete this continent.
I checked the library and found The Kid's Multicultural Art Book by Alexandra Terizian. Looking through, I thought the Papier-Mache Calabash bowl [page 102-105] would be a great activity for my son. I had all the supplies too-which saved a run to the craft store.
I guess my son was feeling pretty patriotic,
because his colors reflect our flag.
Here are a few helpful tips:
**Choose a medium sized bowl otherwise I think it will be too big for most.
**Let the puppy really dry before trying to pry it off the bowl (I suggest a plastic bowl as the base, so it will give a bit for ya) because it will be a nightmare to take off if it is still damp.
**Expect shrinkage (and no this is not a Seinfeld episode) as ours was very round after taking it off the bowl. Then I guess with the heat on-it shrunk. After a couple of days it warped to an elliptical-shaped Calabash. We just laughed a bit then accepted it's new look.
**Have a few different widths for the paintbrushes to give the artist options.
And there you go. Easy peasy-just a bit of time needed between drying and removing it from the base bowl.