We made paper mâché bowls during VBS and called them "faith bowls." They symbolized bringing our tithes, gifts, and offerings to the Lord. I covered a ping pong table with plastic table cloths and the kids stood around the table. We used strips of plain newsprint paper so the bowls would be easier to paint. The kids covered an actual paper bowl with the paper mâché and I separated/pulled off the paper bowl the next day. I also cleaned up the edges by using sharp scissors and trimming the rim of the paper mâché bowl. The kids did the paper mâché on day one; painted the side with acrylic paint on day two; and painted the other side on day three.