Archive for the ‘Dough, clay, plastic’ Category

Clay bouquet in yogurt cup vase

Thursday, May 1st, 2008


Magnetic clay picture frame

Sunday, April 20th, 2008


Clay turtle with diamond shell

Friday, April 11th, 2008


Teapot clay magnet

Friday, April 11th, 2008


Few minutes craft for magnets lovers!

Phoenix – bird for luck

Saturday, April 5th, 2008


Craft supplies

Air dry clay – we used orange and green

Pair of wiggle eyes

Feathers – small for the “crown” and big for wings and tail

Optional: pearl or acrylic beads for necklace


Form two “sausages” of clay, put together, twist (do not mix it too long to keep beautiful patterns)

Form an egg, then pull one side, curve (neck), mold the head, pinch back the beak

Press in eyes

Stick the feathers in to head, to the sides, to the tail zone

Optional: press the beads into her neck to make her necklaced ๐Ÿ™‚

Let the clay dry and it’s ready to display or gift!

Wooden tea box

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

wooden tea box craft

Craft supplies

Unfinished wooden box with tip-up lid from craft store (make sure two raws of tea bags settle)

Acrylic paint, brush

Varnish (optional, but since this box will be living in the kitchen… we better protect it from liquids, oils and dust ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Air dry clay matching with paint (or just color it with the same paint)

Embellishments (we used wooden cutouts and miniature rhinestones)


Paint the box with the paint you chose, let it dry

Varnish, let it dry (attention: better do it outside or in well-ventilated facility)

Affix the clay to inner surface of the lid (we suppose the lid will be always opened)

Press the embellishments in the clay

Let the clay dry

Fill with tea bags! Enjoy your finished project or give it to your mom or granny or anyone you love so they enjoy it and boast of it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Decorated paper plates

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Butterfly, flower, heart, pear, whale – and anything else you wish. Just mold it with air dry clay, add elements, stick on the paper plate and it’s ready to display or gift (just allow to dry ๐Ÿ™‚



Craft supplies (for each)

Yellow paper plate

Air dry clay (different colors, see pictures)

Googly eyes (2 for each, 1 for whale)

Chenilles (pipe cleaners): butterfly – gold, flower and pear – green, heart – pink or red, whale – blue or purple

Gemstones and glitter glue to decorate

Pipe cleaner loop on the back side to hang on the wall – attach with hot glue

Have you created your own personage? Let us know! ๐Ÿ™‚

Clay family picture on the oceanic background

Monday, February 4th, 2008


Craft supplies

Flexible push mold โ€“ family (we had 2 adults and 2 children)

Oven bake clay โ€“ beige, about 3 oz, depends on the mold (or different colors, if you prefer not to paint)

Black seed beads โ€“ 8 for eyes

Acrylic paint (not needed if you used multicolored clay) โ€“ colors that you want to paint them with (what color your clothes are?)

1 picture 4×6โ€™ of an ocean shore or any other beautiful landscape you would like to be on

4×6โ€™ picture frame

Glue gun and glue stick


Press clay completely into mold. If you use a variety of colors, add colors you want into the section of the mold you want colored, starting from the bottom upward toward the edge

Remove from the mold

Add some details such as eyes (seed beads), noses and smiles (scratch with toothpick), earrings for mom or any else

Tips: the mold we used didnโ€™t have momโ€™s legsโ€ฆ If you have the same one ๐Ÿ˜‰ you can just roll โ€˜sausagesโ€™ yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

Bake as instructed

While itโ€™s being baked, insert picture in the frame

When figures are ready, let them cool out

Paint as desired (if you used a variety of colors clay, just skip this step) and let it dry

Hotglue figures over the glass

Now display and enjoy! You can change background pictures as often as you want, so your clay family travels! ๐Ÿ™‚

Clay & shell magnet โ€“ memorize your vacation!

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008


Craft supplies

Blue air-dry or baking clay

2 flat shell pieces that can form a sailing boat

Chunky glitter glue โ€“ moons and stars (itโ€™s not necessary, use what you have or what you consider will fit!)

Round magnet

Permanent marker


Mold a sphere, then squeeze it between palms to get โ€˜cookieโ€™ form

Press in shell pieces transversely to each other โ€“ make them form a boat

Press in magnet to the wrong side of โ€˜cookieโ€™

Let the clay dry or bake it in the oven

Cover blue zone with chunky glitter glue

You can also paint the boat with transparent glitter glue to make it shiny

On the wrong side of your magnet write a name of the place of your vacation (where you actually picked those shells?), and a date

Now put your magnet on the fridge and let your heart be warm every time you see it!

Important: do not put glitter glue on before sending your project to the stove! Only after it’s baked and chilled.