How To Make An Easy Modroc Christmas Bowl

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

Modroc is Plaster of Paris impregnated gauze which is easy to use and shape, and is great for making sculptures – it’s basically the same stuff as they use when they put a cast on a broken bone. It sets quickly, and dries hard.

The kids have used it in the past to make sculptures by wrapping it around wire, this time they decided to make bowls.

How To Make An Easy Modroc Christmas Bowl

Modroc is Plaster of Paris impregnated gauze which is easy to use and shape, and great for sculptures. Here we show you how to use it to make Modroc bowls.

The kids used balloons to get their Modroc bowl shape. To hold the balloons steady we sat them in upside down flower pots.Modroc is Plaster of Paris impregnated gauze which is easy to use and shape, and great for sculptures. Here we show you how to use it to make Modroc bowls.

They cut strips of the Modroc (Amazon affiliate link), dipped it into water, and then smoothed it over their balloons to make the bowl shape. The Modroc clings well to the balloon if you only build up one layer at a time. Once you have completed each layer let it dry before adding the next. The layers only take 30 mins or so to dry before it is firm enough to add the next. 

Modroc is Plaster of Paris impregnated gauze which is easy to use and shape, and great for sculptures. Here we show you how to use it to make Modroc bowls.

The kids did two layers for their bowls. The bigger bowl used up one whole roll, while the smaller one had about a third left over. They were using 6cm x 2m rolls to give you an idea of how far it goes. My daughter also added a foot to her bowl, as we thought that it may be a little unstable due to its shape.

 

Modroc is Plaster of Paris impregnated gauze which is easy to use and shape, and great for sculptures. Here we show you how to use it to make Modroc bowls.

Once the bowls were dry, they lifted easily off the balloons. The dried modroc is easy to cut with scissors, if you decide you want to trim your creation in any way. 


Modroc is Plaster of Paris impregnated gauze which is easy to use and shape, and great for sculptures. Here we show you how to use it to make Modroc bowls.

The kids then painted them with gold and silver inside before adding a glittery layer. We found it useful to place the Modroc bowls back on the balloons to paint the outsides. Modroc is Plaster of Paris impregnated gauze which is easy to use and shape, and great for sculptures. Here we show you how to use it to make Modroc bowls.

Once the bowls were completed the kids filled them with Christmas Pot Pourri made out of pine cones, bark, cinnamon sticks, seed heads, star anise and dried orange slices. Please check out our Drying Orange Slices and Peel tutorial to see how it easy this is to do!

Modroc is Plaster of Paris impregnated gauze which is easy to use and shape, and great for sculptures. Here we show you how to use it to make Modroc bowls.

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8 comments

mama zen December 1, 2015 - 7:22 pm

How lovely and Christmasy !! I want to give it a go but preferably without the kids around as they would be far too messy!! #TwinklyTuesday

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Sarah - Craft Invaders December 3, 2015 - 4:48 pm

It’s not as messy as you would think – but its certainly a great craft for us adults too!

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Charlotte December 1, 2015 - 11:10 am

This is great! i loved the Pot pouris and drying the oranges so this is a great way to put them altogether! i’ve pinned it too 🙂 #TwinklyTuesday

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Sarah - Craft Invaders December 3, 2015 - 4:47 pm

It is such an easy and fun activity – they kids love making things from Modroc 🙂

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Erin @ Nourishing My Scholar November 26, 2015 - 12:56 am

I’m really loving this craft! We’ve never done anything like this, but I want to give it a try. #MMWBH

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 29, 2015 - 10:04 am

Its such a great material to work with Erin – the imagination is the limit as you can use it in so many different ways 🙂

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Rebecca U November 25, 2015 - 9:45 am

this is lovely, such a nice idea #MMWBH

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 25, 2015 - 11:51 am

The kids really enjoy crafting with Modroc, its a great material to play around with 🙂

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