Step 1: Gather Tools and Materials
Something to make patterns with
A salt shaker to shape the clay with
Paint and a paintbrush
Glue and tape
All of the above can be purchased at a stationery store. The sticks can also be found in the garden.
Flatten it out to an appropriate thickness on a flat surface.
Shape the clay around something cylindrical to measure how much to use.
Take it off before it starts to dry and stick. (Note: clay dries rather fast in the midday sun)
Join the two ends of the clay by spreading it softly with water. Do the same with any unwanted cracks that appear.
Step 3: Add a Few Details
Cut out the lid using scissors or a cookie cutter. Stamp it with something. (I used a weird plastic thing that had a rose pattern, which I found in a drawer)
The base I did roughly so that it would look like the base of a tree- by then I had decided that it didn't matter what it was that I was making.
Step 4: Paint and Finish
Once that was done I stuck together the craft sticks with double-sided tape to form a small raft and stuck the entire thing together with glue and much effort.
There you go, a little desk ornament for toothpicks or used teaspoons and pens, or whatever you'd like it to be.