By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
You can make a bowl from a lot of things, but did you know you can make one out of sand? It’s a great way to use sand from your favorite beach vacation spot to create a souvenir. All you need is a handful of items to make the beautiful piece that can be used to shells or other beach finds.
What you’ll need:
Step 1. Choose a bowl that is going to serve as the base of your sand bowl.
Step 2. Wrap the outside of the bowl in plastic wrap. Smooth out all of the wrinkles and bumps so it’s a completely even surface or you can leave a few seamed lines so it resembles the natural lines created in the sand from the waves. Push the end of the plastic wrap into the inside of the bowl.
Step 3. Find a disposable bowl you won’t mind throwing out after use.
Step 4. Place your base bowl upside down on a vinyl placemat. It allows the glue and sand to stick to it, dry on and easily peel off or wash off with a little scrubbing.
Step 5. In your disposable bowl, mix together the glue and sand using a popsicle stick until you have a consistency that is thick but that you can still pour.
Step 6. Pour the glue mix over the bowl. Don’t worry if you don’t pour it completely even, gravity will pull it down and even it out.
Step 7. After about 3 hours, pour more glue over the bowl so it creates another layer. Repeat the process again in a few more hours.
Step 8. Let the bowl sit for a full day. Avoid moving it while it’s drying or you could make marks in the glue.
Step 9. Lift the bowl, then very carefully peel the plastic wrap off.
Step 10. Use scissors to cut away any ragged edges on your sand bowl.