You don´t need fancy materials to make somthing cute. Here I will show you how to use ingredients that you already have in your pantry, and in your drawers. This is the perfect way to display your art, with endless posibilities. They are perfect as party favors or stocking stuffers.
So next rainy day your kids can actually have fun and even you´ll want to make something.
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials
For the clay we will need:
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp elmers glue
For the charms we will need:
- Ballpoint pen
- Eye pin
- Clear nail polish (top coat)
Step 2: Make the Clay
Just mix the cornstarch and glue, you can stir with a spoon and finish mixing with your hands.
Have fun with your clay... experiment a little bit. I added a pinch of white eyeshadow to make it sparkle. Its a subtle effect but I love it.
Roll your dough. It should be at least 0.5 cms thick.
Step 3: Cut
Cut a shape with your cutter, or if you want to draw something round just skip this step. You can make any shape, just avoid having very thin sections or those may brake. Another option is to cut it with small cookie cutters.
Step 4: Let It Dry
Insert the eye pin. And let air dry overnight.
Step 5: Draw, Color, Seal
Once it's hard you can start drawing, first draw the outline with your ballpoint pen, and color it with markers.
The last step is to seal your masterpiece with nail polish. Let it dry completely. Now check if your eye pin is well attached to your charm, if it isn't, just take it out and glue it back with a strong adhesive.
Now attatch your charm wherever you want. A necklace, a bracelet, a keychain, a purse...
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