Last night my sister and I were totally in the DIY mood and thought we’d get a head start on making Christmas gifts to give away. I had some leftover clay from the last time I made these DIY marbled clay dishes . My sister was in charge of buying us red clay so we could make our dishes more “christmasy.”
Unfortunately, she brought a pack of modeling clay that specifically said “do not bake.”
Then she asked me, “Well, what if we bake it anyway?”
No. No. No.
I am a rule follower. I like rules. They are there for a reason.
Needless to say, we didn’t bake the modeling clay. So we were left with less “christmasy” colors to choose from. I still like how the clay dishes turned out though.
Perfect to hold a few pieces of jewelry. Or paper clips on my desk.
We do plan on buying some red clay so we can make Christmas clay dishes to give as teacher gifts.
We watched this awesome video from youtube to learn how to make the clay dishes. The whole project took us less than 2 hours because we had to bake them in batches–I only had one cookie sheet. And we had a small kitchen fire, but that’s neither here nor there….
- Various colors of bakeable clay (I found mine at Walmart)
- exacto knife
- gold metallic paint (you can find this at Walmart too)
- rolling pin
- thin paint brush
- watch the video 🙂
This blue one is my favorite! I made one very similar a few months ago and I recently broke it. These are definitely made for decoration and not meant for little hands to play with.
One thing we noticed is that the less we mixed the colors together the “thicker” the marble came out. See the purple ones on the bottom? I like those better than the purple and green ones on top.
Anyway do what you like. Have fun, mix colors and create something beautiful!
I did this project with my older kids a few months back. It’s easy and fun but they will need your help with the baking and using the knife.
What do you think? Would you use this dish as a jewelry holder?
Don’t forget to pin!
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