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1307-1 China
Chinese Ming Vase

Designed by Kristin Ball

Ming china is often blue and white and originated during the Ming dynasty. A bamboo
pattern is a traditional design.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 1 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Social Studies
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts
Math – e.g. measuring

Time Needed for Project:
1 hour plus drying time

This project features notes or instructions in Adobe Reader format. If you
do not have Adobe Reader, download it for free here.

Main supplies:

  • Elmer’s® Glue-All™
  • Glass jar
  • White tissue paper
  • Security envelopes – the ones with blue designs inside – envelops come with different designs and colors


Chinese Ming Vase Pattern (PDF)

Basic Supplies:

  • Pencil
  • Wide flat brush
  • Scissors
  • Waxed paper
  • Foil or foam plate
  • ¼” hole punch
  • Disposable cup or bowl


  1. Cover work surface with waxed paper.
  2. Tear white tissue into about 3” pieces. 
  3. Squeeze a puddle of glue on foil or foam plate.  Working in sections at a time, use brush to apply a thin layer on outside of jar.  Tap brush onto a piece of tissue then press on glue.  Carefully brush on another coat over tissue.  Add another piece of tissue slightly overlapping the first.  Repeat step till entire jar is covered.  Let dry then repeat step.  Let dry.
  4. Determine patters of paper for each pattern pieces then use pencil to lightly trace on white side of envelope.  Cut out number needed for each jar.  To create flower, punch a hole in center of each petal then use scissors to cut from hole to center of flower referring to photo. 
  5. Decoupage each pattern piece in place referring to photo for placement.  Start with design on around bottom of jar then work up to lip of jar trimming bamboo sections as need to fit your jar.  Let dry.

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