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DIY Craft: Clay Bowls

Apr 08, 2015
Angie Ramirez

Making your own clay bowls is so much easier than you might think. With a little supervision, even my four-year-old was able to jump in and help mold and decorate the bowls. You can make these mini clay bowls as gifts, use them to display your rings, as key holders or even as centerpieces. These bowls are among my top favorite crafts to do with my little girl – especially on a rainy day indoors. We recently made one for her grandparents which was a huge hit. Next time you're in the craft store, pick up a package of air-dry clay and begin crafting your very own clay bowls.

DIY clay bowls 


One package of air dry clay in white
Metallic paint
White acrylic paint
Circle cookie cutters or if you don't have any, use the same-sized bowls to cut out a circle
Rolling pin
A piece of sandpaper
Bowls to shape the clay


1.    Use half of the clay at a time. Sealing the remaining clay to prevent drying.

making the clay bowls 

2.    Using a rolling pin, roll out the clay on a clean, flat surface.

3.    Cut out a circle using cookie cutters or a small bowl.

4.    Mold the clay circle into a bowl and let air dry for 20 minutes.

5.    Carefully, remove the clay bowl from the bowl and let dry completely.

6.    Sand the edges.

7.    Paint the clay bowl in white (or preferred color).

8.    Paint the edges in metallic paint.

DIY clay bowls 

What would you use these little clay bowls for?

Photos courtesy of Angie Ramirez.

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On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Cathy from Maine wrote

Can these be glazed and baked for eating out of?

On Friday, February 26, 2016, Berit from Oklahoma wrote

I've never used air dry clay. How fragile is the clay when it's dry? I imagine it being extremely breakable with even the slightest bit of force.

On Sunday, February 21, 2016, Ashleigh from 21st & Main wrote

Love this! Can't wait to try it. You made it look so easy.

On Monday, June 1, 2015, CDMelty wrote

I'd hang them on the wall as art.


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