Step 1: Materials Needed
You'll also need access to water. If you don't like using your hands, then you'll want a foam paintbrush for the glue, which you can also use to paint your finished bowl (optional).
Step 2: Prepare Your Mold
Step 3: Prep Your Shred
You can grab a handful of random paper from your junk mail shredder or more selectively shred paper of a specific color range.
Step 4: Forming the Bowl
Coat your plastic-wrapped mold with glue.
Add a clump of shredded paper and smooth down with more diluted glue.
Cover the entire bowl with shreds of paper affixed randomly, stopping shy of the bowl's lip.
Brush the paper with another coat of the diluted glue and let dry.
Glue-paper-glue two more times, letting dry between each layer.
Step 5: Unmold Your Bowl
Gently remove the plastic wrap from the inside of your bowl.
Step 6: Finishing Your Bowl
Look for other interesting shapes to use as molds and experiment with paper colors.
You can paint a bowl with a raw edge by hanging it over a glass.