Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Clay Bowl


Here's a simple and easy one.

Maddie and I knew we wanted to make more bowls out of clay (last year we coiled them), so we've gotten busy.

We just flattened out our air-dry clay,


and then cut out our designs.


After that you gently turn it over either a ball or a bowl,



or tuck it into a larger bowl.

When the clay has dried a while - overnight - and is the consistency of stiff leather, it's dry enough to take off of the mold, but do so gently.

It's a good idea to let it dry for another day.

Today we got to paint,

and then we rimmed the bowl with glue, and added glitter.

Ours is sparkling up our winter nature table a bit!


11 comments:

Mama Whimsy said...

Very cool! We have a huge tub of that air dry clay stuff that Layla has been wanting to dig into. I bet she would love these. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pip said...

What a fantasticly effective yet simple idea! We will definatly be trying this out for Valentines gifts next week. thanks for the insperation and tutorial!

Pipx

Phyllis said...

How beautiful.

Melody said...

Very cute idea! I might have to try that with my kiddos!

denise said...

We have been living/breathing air dry clay for a few weeks now. SO much goodness going on with it. I love it. :)

MJ said...

What an adorable project!! I love it!!

debbiedas said...

These are gorgeous. xoxo

echolage said...

Have you ever burnished clay? Your pictures made me think of it. Just take the back of a spoon when the clay is at the leather stage and rub it in circles until it's shiny.

Just a thought.

affectioknit said...

Awesome...and Valentine-y!

Amanda said...

Such a great idea! I can't wait to try it.

Sam said...

Love the finished bowl, especially sparkly with the candle :-)