Clay Making, The Easy Way
and Some Baubles To Boot!
Don’t these baubles look great?! I am so pleased with how they turned out! I think the little wooden beads set them off beautifully, so now we play.. Clay making the easy way. Not to mention super cheap ????
This is how I made my clay! In picture format ^_^
You Will Need:
- Mix cornstarch and baking soda in a medium sized pan.
- Add water to the powder mixture. Stir for a few minutes until it becomes a runny mixture
- Place the pan over a medium heat.
- Mix continuously, it will thicken and when it’s ready it will start to ball up as you stir.
- Cover with a damp sheet of kitchen roll/paper towel and allow to cool down.
- DO NOT knead it when it’s still hot!
- Knead and roll out the clay
- Use a decorative stamp to make an imprint.
- Then use the plunger punch to create your decorative bauble but don’t plunge it if you don’t want the plunger pattern on the clay.
- Use a straw to create a hole at the top for a string.
- Allow to dry overnight. Keep checking on it for cracks as it dries and use a wet finger to smooth them out.
- String up and add a bead.
- Hang on your tree!
This clay is great! It’s light weight and doesn’t take an awful lot of effort to roll out (unlike the Daz clay), once rolled out, I used a snowflake stamp and used a bauble cookie cutter/plunger to get the ornament out. Super simple!
This is an example of some of the plunger cutters I have.
Aren’t they adorable? They took about a day to set, and I checked on them every so often; a couple had started cracking at the back, but I just wet my finger and rubbed circles into the clay (very gently) until the cracks filled in.
That seemed to work a treat! I love them. I shall be offering a couple as gifts ^_^ and adding glitter to everything!