Have you ever seen this before? It’s a bowl made out of an “old” record album – kind of a quick little experiment to try with the kids if you have old albums lying around collecting dust. (In some cases, I’ve heard the album covers are more valuable than the records. So why not make a bowl or two? )
According to my mother-in-law, this idea has been around for many years. That’s exactly where I discovered this at Gerene’s house yesterday when I was dropping off the kids. There it was sitting on her counter. “Wow, how did you do that?” I asked.
It was Gisele, my sister-in-law who was making these at her house with her teenage daughter Marie, which gave Gerene the idea to try it with the boys.
These would make funky chip bowls or even one of those trays to leave by the door to dump your keys, wallet etc…in.
How to Make a Bowl Out of an Old Record Album
- Preheat the oven to 220.
- Place the record on an oven-safe bowl or pan that has about a 7″ diameter and place that on top of a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 5 minutes or less. It’s done when you see the sides start to bend downward.
4. Next, take it out of the oven and form another 4 or 5 pleats between the ones that naturally formed from baking. I’m assuming it was just warm to the touch as she started to form the extra pleats.
What have you done with your old record albums?
If you don’t know what a record album is, never mind!