I love records. Well, to clarify, I love listening to records. And so when I happed upon the record of my favorite musical Cabaret at Goodwill for a measly $.25, I had to have it. However, when placed on my turntable, the record is so badly scratched that it doesn't play. And so, I pondered, what could I do with a record that doesn't play?
Make a record bowl of course! I didn't use a tutorial, but made one... so, if you're interested, read on!
Now, I know that there are a million different people making record bowls, so I'm not saying this is the only way. It's my take on something that is really cool and REALLY easy to make.
Please ask if there is any confusion. A lot of my pictures didn't come out, so...Step 1. Gather your materials.
Step 2. Assemble your record concotion.
- An Over
- A record
- An oven safe pan (I used one for a bundt cake)
- A Cookie Pan
- Optional- Another circular pan for when you take the record out of the oven.
Step 2.1 Preheat your oven to 200 Degrees F
Okay. So. I took out a cookie pan and balanced the middle of the bundt cake pan on it. (You know, it's the thing that makes the hole in the middle. It comes out in my pan.) I then placed the record onto the sheet and set the whole thing in the oven.Step 3. Wait.
Okay. So your record is in the oven. Set the timer for seven minutes. I made myself a cup of tea and checked craftster. Very productive. If you peak in the oven, you should see the record getting kind of floppy on the edges.
Here's my attempt to take a picture through the oven glass, in which the edges don't look remotely floppy. But they are! You can tell, the record looks fluted and will start to droop slightly.
Step 4. Take your record out of the oven.
This is where I don't have any pictures, because when I took my record out of the oven, it fell off the stick thing in the middle of the bundt cake and kind of just slid onto the cookie sheet. (See, I told you that cookie sheet would come in handy!) I grabbed it out quickly but I was worried that something would happen, and I didn't take pictures.
Note: The record was to me, kind of warm but still bearable to touch. This doesn't mean it is for you. If you have any doubts, use potholders! A second note- the record didn't become this great flailing puddle of goo. It is still in a record shape, and is rather malleable.
Don't turn off your oven yet, just in case!
Step 5. Manhandle your Record!
Stuff your record into the bowl that you happened to have standing by. Play with it and shape the curves you want into the bowl. Press down gently on the center to sink it into a bowl shape. If it hardens, pop it back into the oven for a minute or two.
Leave it in the mold for a couple of minutes to cool, and then pull it out! Voila! A record bowl, all with minimal fuss and mess!
And the record bowl
And the necessary action shot- meet Lewis, from the Little Visitor Swap
Note- You can get records at Goodwill for $.25 or, everyonce and a while for free at your Local Library.
Give it a try and let me know how it works out!