Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Upcycled Vinyl Records into Funky Bowls

My 12 year old was given a great book for Christmas called, "DIY Divas".  It's got tons of fun, simple crafts, jewlery making, sewing, beauty products and decorating ideas for preteen girls.  She loves it!

DIY Girl

After school today she made this simple craft in about half an hour - records into funky bowls!

Find a couple of old vinyl records.  Garage sales, thrift stores, your parent's or grandparent's basement....


Place an oven proof bowl on a cookie sheet and centre record on top of bowl.

 With oven at 200 F watch it carefully till the sides begin to droop over side of bowl.  Remove from oven.

Working quickly use oven mitts to fold and press the record over the bowl shape.

It hardens pretty quickly.  If you didn't get the shape you desire you can heat it some more and try again.

She tried a couple and here's the result!  Pretty funky!  I have no idea what she's going to do with them - maybe put chips in them for her upcoming b-day party.

It's great to find crafts that aren't too baby-ish or even girly for the preteens or teens in your life.

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  1. Lynn

    Such a cool project. As a kid who grew up with vinyl...this is a great way to pay homage to that time...

    Please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

  2. Hey! You are featured today at my Earth Day Craft post!