This is another groovy craft from our 70’s loving friend, Sharry at Julie Newman’s 70’s Time Capsule!

Camp Doll Diaries Pottery Wheel

Hi there Doll Diaries campers! It’s Art’s and Crafts time in the Recreation Hall! Julie and Jennifer are anxious to get started. Jennifer signed up for her turn at the Potter’s Wheel yesterday. Julie’s turn isn’t for a couple more days. I’m going to show you how to make a Potter’s Wheel from things you probably have on hand.

Camp Doll Diaries Pottery Wheel

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a round piece of heavy cardboard (about 7″ in diameter)
  • craft paints (any color)
  • clear packing tape
  • duck tape (any color)
  • a short round food container w/ lid (like what peanuts or cheese puffs come in) or a paper cup
  • paper fasteners
  • Model Magic clay or Playdoh (any color)
  • scissors

Step 1 – Paint your cardboard circle, (make it look like someone’s used the Potter’s Wheel), and allow it to dry.

Step 2 – Remove the lid from the container, and wrap the container w/ duck tape. You can also use a paper or styrofoam cup for the base.

Step 3 – Cover the cardboard circle w/ clear packing tape

Step 4 – Poke a small hole on the underside of the cardboard circle w/ one of the scissor blades, and insert a paper fastener through the top

Step 5 – Poke a small hole in the lid of the container w/ one of the scissor blades. Attach the cardboard circle to the lid and open the prongs of the paper fastener. Put the lid on the container. (This will allow your Potter’s Wheel to “spin”.)

Step 6 – Take a small piece of Model Magic or Playdoh and put it on the Potter’s Wheel and pretend that your doll is sculpting something

Wasn’t that easy? I hope you and your doll enjoyed this craft.

Camp Doll Diaries Pottery Wheel

Happy Camping!