Try This: Pulped Papier Mache Bowl

Recycle old paper into this papier mache bowl project.

4. Pat the pulp in place with your hands, then slap it with the flat blade of a knife or spatula. This smoothes the surface, eliminates air bubbles and works the separate bands into one continuous surface. Let dry overnight. Use the knife edge to carefully loosen the dried bowl, then remove it from the mold.
Susan Wasinger