Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vinyl Record Craft

The kids and I were watching Trading Spaces Boys vs. Girls the other day and they did the neatest thing with vinyl records. So of course the next day when we were at a yard sale and saw records 5 for $1 we had to buy some. We made fun bowls. Easy easy and kids loved it. Heat the oven to 400 make sure your oven is heated before you start because that way it happens quickly and my kids just set at the oven door and watched it happen. You can use any kind of oven safe bakeware we used bowls, casserole dishes and whatever we could find. Just place the record on top of the bowl as shown in the pic below and stick it in the oven. When it is melted around the bowl you just take it out. Now is when you can make the shape different using a hot pad if you hold the bottom tight around the bowl as the vinyl hardens (it does it very quickly) you will get a tighter bowl, take the record right off and you get a floppy flower design. The kids are going to spray paint a couple of them below are some pics including the last one in use already in the school room.


stacey said...

too cool! great summer project idea for our "bored" days!