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How to Turn a Used Vinyl Record into a Bowl

Watch more Great Craft Ideas videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Turn a used vinyl record into a cool-looking bowl with these easy instructions. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose an album Choose an album. Then do a quick internet search of the title to make sure you don't melt a rare LP that's worth big bucks. Step 2: Preheat oven Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Warning Do not exceed 200 degrees Fahrenheit, or the record will release toxic fumes into your oven. Step 3: Heat the record Place the bowl upside-down on the cookie sheet, center the record on top of it, and put it in the oven. Step 4: Let it soften Let the LP soften until it begins to droop around the bowl, about five to eight minutes. Step 5: Remove from heat When the record feels pliable, use pot holders or oven mitts to lift the cookie sheet out of the oven and turn the bowl over. Place the record inside it. Tip Be careful! The bowl and the cookie sheet will be much hotter than the record. Step 6: Mold it Put on your gloves and begin molding the record into a bowl shape. The sides of the bowl will be wavy. Work fast: You only have about a minute before the record begins hardening. Tip If the record hardens before you're finished shaping it, just stick it back in the oven for a minute or two. Step 7: Let it cool Let the record cool completely before removing it from the bowl -- about 10 minutes. Warning Don't leave the bowl out in direct sunlight or use it as serving dish; it could leach polyvinyl chloride into food. Plus, it has a hole in the bottom. Step 8: Show it off Fill it with wrapped candy, fruit you peel before eating, or potpourri. Or just display it as a work of art! Did You Know? The fifth copy ever made of the LP of The Beatles' "White Album" sold for almost $29,000 in 2008.
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