It is incredible how much money you can save by getting creative with arts and crafts. Arts and crafts are no longer just leisure activities in the DIY era. You can actually use what you make around the house.
Not only will you get financial benefits, but items made out of sculpting, air dry, and modelling clay are also enjoyable to make. They are a great way to spend time with your children and create something that will last a lifetime and a therapeutic way to relax your mind.
If you are a creative brain and want to do something fun, it is time to put on your creativity cap!
- Take a large piece of clay and roll the dough into a ball of your desired size.
- Dip your hands in water to dampen and smooth the clay.
- Once you’ve got the shape you want, quickly insert pencils into it to make holes in the holder.
- Allow it to dry, and if cracks appear, smooth them out with wet hands.
- Remove the pencils and paint the entire surface with black acrylic paint.
- To make it more appealing, apply a shimmering tint over it.
House of Dreams
- Make the floor first by rolling out a lump of clay and drawing designs on it.
- After that, you can shape the walls to be all the same height.
- With a rectangle-shaped door, cut out the windows.
- Now assemble all of the pieces to build the house.
- Place it on aluminium foil before baking it in the oven.
- Bake the clay for about 15 minutes, according to the package directions.
- Make a leaf shape out of white paper and colour it with crayons.
- Make tiny round balls of brown and green modelling clay with play dough and stick these balls together in a colour-alternating pattern.
- To give the caterpillar a face, make eyes out of black clay on the first ball and a smiley-mouth shape out of black thread or black clay below the eyes.
- Put two small twigs on the caterpillar’s head and cover the tips of each twig with a little red clay round.
- Place the clay caterpillar on top of the paper leaf you created earlier to make it appear to be crawling on it.
Sea Shells and Pasta Impressions
- Flatten the clay with a rolling pin.
- Remove a variety of seashells and pasta shapes from the flattened play dough.
- Examine the structure you made with the seashells or pasta shapes.
- You can also use plastic animals or doll shoes to make tiny footprints.
- Make a small basket out of brown play-dough.
- Then, using red, purple, yellow, and green play dough, create tiny fruits such as an apple, a banana, a bunch of grapes, a melon, and a pineapple.
- Mark the pineapple with a stick to make it look more realistic.
- Roll the clay between your hands to warm it up.
- Make small bead-like shapes out of them.
- Make a hole with a skewer.
- Bake and let the beads cool.
- Make a necklace with the beads you’ve chosen.
The Bottom Line
Clay, whether natural or synthetic polymer, is a highly versatile medium that is both fun and relaxing to work with. Nothing beats the satisfaction of holding a mug or bowl made with your own hands.