Thursday, November 19, 2009

Salt Clay Madness

I decided to branch out from my scrapbooking supplies. I wanted to try something that had nothing to do with paper. When I saw this. and this. I knew my next project was going to be awesome (that's where I got the idea from, and all the instructions are in those links).

These crafts may or may not be designed for 4th graders.

I started by making salt dough (the recipe is here.) It was sticky, messy, and I was afraid for my cameras life (so no pictures of this part).

Here are my little guys, fresh from the oven.

And here is after I painted them and glazed them with the shiny kind of Mod Podge. Detailed instructions are on those sites I linked above. I guess I should add that for the turkeys, I watered down the paint, so it was more of a wash, and added brown to the bright colors. Just thought it looked better.

And a close up on the Turkeys! I totally thought I'd like the leaves better, but I am loving these little guys!

I have no idea what to do with them all. I forgot to poke holes in them for string. If you have any ideas, let me know.


Unknown said...

magnets - for gift giving. I love them. You are so talented. Maybe Michals should see your stuff and you can teach one of their classes.

The Barrett Family said...

They are so cute, I am going to have to make some for myself :)

Chantel said...

You can send me some! They are way cute! Good job :-)

Amber said...

I like the magnet idea! They really did turn out great, you could do these again for Christmas but with a different pattern too (remember the holes!)
I can't wait to see your next craft :)

Swedie said...

I'm sure I'm way too late with a response for this, but you could glue the ends of some twine to the back of the turkeys, leaving enough of a loop to hang them.

Or glue one to the front of a spring clothespin so that you can stand the clothespin on the pinch end, and use the end that opens to hold a recipe, note or photo.

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