Cat Clay Holder Craft

 

This project can be used to hold pens, cellphone, rulers, art materials, paper pads and more!

Materials:

Clay:
In a large saucepan, mix together 1 cup cornstarch and 2 cups baking soda. Add 1-1/2 cups cold water and stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and starts to thicken into a mass like mashed potatoes that holds its shape.

Turn out into a dish and cover with a damp cloth. Allow to cool. Once cooled, knead it until it is smooth and elastic. Refrigerate for at least one hour in a re-sealable plastic bag before using. To store, refrigerate in re-sealable plastic bag.

1 cup Cornstarch
2 cups Baking Soda
1 1/2 cups Cold Water
Damp cloth
Re-sealable Plastic Bag
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Varnish or Polyurethane
Black Pentel Pen
White glue
Cutter/Scissors/Cookie Cutters
Toothpick (optional)

General Instructions:

  1. Sculptures of different shapes and sizes can be molded by hand or by cutting with a cutter, scissors or cookie cutters. Details can be made using a toothpick and other simple tools.

  2. When joining component parts of your sculpture, first roughen the areas to be joined by scoring or pricking with a stick. Then, brush with a little water and attach.

  3. If joining is not done properly, component parts may fall off after drying. You may simply glue them on with white glue or use fresh clay to join them.

  4. Cracks may appear in your sculpture during or after drying, especially for bigger sculptures. If cracks do appear, they can be filled with fresh clay. Re-dry.

  5. After sculpting the clay, dry thoroughly before painting.

  6. Sculptures can be air dried or baked in an oven. Baking time depends on thickness of the sculpture. Larger items take longer. For smaller items, try baking at 150 degrees C for 15 minutes and check if sculpture is dried.

  7. Use water based paints like acrylic.

  8. Decorate with black pentel pen and personalize with your name too!

  9. When paint and pen ink is completely dry, finish with a coat of polyurethane or varnish.

Costing:

Baking Soda P30.00 / 1 lb.

Cornstarch P21.00/ 400 g.       

 

 

 

 

 

 

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