Saturday, 25 June 2011
Make a Clay Mobile
We've been making A Clay Mobile this week.
Clay. I love it!
It is just such a therapeutic medium to work with.
We warmed the clay in our hands, (the best part;) then rolled it out to about a quarter of an inch thick.
We cut different shapes out of the rolled clay with cookie cutters.
We made impressions on the shapes using different tools...string, coins, forks, rubber stamps, leaves...
Finally I pushed a hole through each shape with the end of a paintbrush so we would be able to thread our wool through it for hanging.
We placed our shapes on a baking tray and baked them slowly on very low heat .
Firing clay in a kiln always produces the best results, if you know a friendly kilns person :)
But I've always found the sloooow baking method works fine as an alternative.
We painted and varnished.
I made a wreath from some flexible branches.
Willow works really well for this as it is so flexible.