Learn how to make a decorative terra-cotta bowl by kneading and painting colored clay.
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Use painters' tape to mark out a pattern on a terra-cotta bowl, then paint between the lines of tape with craft paint. Let dry; remove tape. Brush on a clear coat of sealant to protect the pattern.