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Pirate treasure chest

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

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There are many varieties of chests in stores now, and you can choose any according your taste, mood or phase of the moon ๐Ÿ™‚ We offer to create custom project noone else will have!

Craft supplies

Any cardboard chest from storage section in store
Acrylic paint – brown, golden and gold
Clear acrylic sealer (matte, spray)
Treasures (diamonds, golden coins, necklaces, braclets, rings, candies – any you can fantasize of!)


Paint brown parts first (see pictures)
Paint straps golden, let it dry, paint gold
Let it dry
Spray all over with sealer
Let it dry again
Fill with treasures
‘Bury’! Then find using the map ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t forget another pirate stuff here on this website!

Hatty-foamy octopus (-es)

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008


Craft supplies (for 1)

1 straw 4′ hat from craft store
Acrylyc paint
1 foam sheet
Loaded glue gun
2 googly eyes
1 cut of red chenille (pipe cleaner)
Glitter glue pen (optional)


Put the hat in the middle of foam sheet and draw 8 legs around it
Paint the hat that color what the sheet is
While it dries, cut out the octopus’ body
Glue the hat (supposed to be head ๐Ÿ™‚ ) in the middle of body
Glue eyes, mouth, decorate legs with glitter
To hang your ocean friend on the wall, glue a hoop on the wrong side of body, or just use 2-sided tape
Enjoy your art piece!

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™‚

Parrot for pirate or just parrot :)

Friday, January 25th, 2008