DIY constellation bowls - Kittenhood

DIY constellation bowls

 DIY constellation bowls - Kittenhood

The stars finally aligned and I now have beautiful, constellation-adorned bowls to keep all and any of the following: jewelry, coins, a USB stick, a taiyaki-shaped eraser, guerrilla growing seeds from a restaurant in London, spare buttons from who knows what. I’ve embellished mine with clumsy representations of Ursa Minor and Ursa Major, but anything works, really! You should and could make your own! 

DIY constellation bowls - Kittenhood

What you need:

  • air dry clay 
  • rolling-pin or glass bottle
  • glass or round cookie cutter
  • small bowl or glass
  • sandpaper
  • pencil
  • thin metallic sharpie


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Begin by warming a piece of clay in your hands, then rolling it in a sheet that’s a few millimeters thick. Do this on a non-stick surface, such as parchment paper.

Use the glass or cookie cutter to cut round shapes. Place each one on the back of a bowl or glass, to take shape, and let them dry there for 24 hours (or as instructed on your clay package).

Once your little bowls are dry, use sandpaper to correct any unevenness. When they’re nice and smooth, proceed to drawing your constellation in pencil. When you like your design, draw the dots with the sharpie, let dry, and then do the lines.

DIY constellation bowls - Kittenhood

  • sara botero

    I’ve been looking for ages for an air dry clay that looks like the one on this post, however the link isn’t working for me. Could you please let me know the brand/type of the air dry clay^^
    Awesome post 🙂

    • Hey Sara, sorry about the broken link! The clay is from a brand called Darwi, featuring a statue on the wrapping 🙂

  • Cas

    this is so cool. Just wondering, what do the bowls feel like? is it chalky?

    • Yes, I would describe them as chalky. But if that’s something you’re not into, I think you could apply lacquer, which would also help set the constellation design.