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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Kids Krafts Wednesday December 9, 2020

 Salt Clay Ornaments


  • Salt Clay (or store bought clay that hardens when dry)
    • Prepare ahead of time: 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 cup water. Stir until combined. Store in airtight container.
  • Thick dowel or small rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter(s)
  • Leaves/Fabric/Coins (to make prints)

  • Pencil, bamboo skewer, or small paintbrush (for design and making hole)
  • Butter knife/Spatula
  • Tempera/Watercolor Paint/Paint Makers and Glitter (for painting after dry)
  • Ribbon, string, or ornament hooks (for hanging after dry)

  1. Lay parchment paper or plastic wrap on a surface. If clay is sticky, sprinkle flour down as well.
  2. Roll out clay to about 1/4" thick.
  3. Cut any shape with cookie cutter or butter knife.
  4. Press fabric, coin, or leaf gently into surface to make an imprint. Peel gently away.
  5. Using the pencil, skewer, or paintbrush end, press a small hole at least 1/2" from edge all the way through the ornament. Make sure to gentle move the pencil in circle to wide the hold to 1/16".
  6. To smooth edges, dip a finger in water and rub gentle on the clay. Do the same to stick two pieces of clay together.
  7. Make different shapes, Try cutouts, and even layering shapes (reminder that thicker shapes will take longer to dry).
  8. With a spatula gently lift ornament and place on flat surface elsewhere to dry. This may take a week or more.
  9. Once dry, paint! Option to add gloss using ModgePodge. 
  10. Add string/ornament hook through hole and hang to decorate.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Kids Krafts Wednesday November 4, 2020

 Salt Clay Leaf Print Bowls



  • Salt Clay (or Substitute ready-made art clay or Playdough) 
    • 2 cups flour 
    • 1 cup salt
    • 1 cup water
  • 6" bowl
  • Butter knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap/wax/parchment paper
  • Fresh leaves (or other textured items like coins, fabric, plastic pieces)

  1. Make Salt Clay
    • Stir all three ingredients. until combined. If very sticky, add more flour. Store excess dough in airtight container.
  2. Lay sheet of plastic wrap onto counter to prevent dough sticking. 
  3. Roll a ball of dough into1/8"-1/4" pancake. 
  4. Cut a 6" circle using a cookie cutter or bowl edge. Peel away excess dough. 
  5. Place textured items onto pancake. 
  6. Place another piece of plastic wrap over dough. Gently roll.
  7. Lift paper when design complete; remove leaves. 
  8. Place bowl design side down or plain side down on bottom side of bowl. 
  9. Help edges drape and/or pinch sides slightly. 
  10. Allow to dry, then paint!

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