Here is a magical mushroom farm you can create! Made with some polymer clay and LED lights from a craft store. These make wonderful gifts for just under a dollar, and something funny to put in your neighbor's yard or a friend's houseplant. These are simple to make and quite a conversation starter...
Polymer Clay, I used Translucent Polymer Clay
LED lights, I used Celebration LED Balloon Lights OR Dollar Store Keychain LED lights
Toaster-oven or oven
Glow-in-the-dark paint and brush
Glossy Protective paint
Note: Remember MOST craft stores will accept printable competitor's coupons, such as a 50% Michael's Coupons.
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Step 1: Forming the Mushroom
Decide what kind of LED light you will use. The Celebration Lights from a craft store needed to have the balloon tie trimmed off. Photo below.
Form a cap or top of mushroom. Roll out Polymer clay to 1/4 inch thickness and wrap around LED to form stem of mushroom. You can also make smaller mushrooms to form clumps of mushrooms. See detailed photos below.
Step 2: Baking
Read your Polymer clay's instructions for baking. Remove the LED light before baking!!!
Step 3: Assemble
Assemble your mushroom and glue it together. See detailed photos.
Step 4: Decorate
Optional step-paint or the entire mushroom with Glow paint. If you want colored mushrooms paint your caps with the paint you get with a sun-catcher kit.
Step 5: GLOW
Insert LED light.
LET IT GLOW!!!!
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