Craft Corner w/ Byrd Crescent

If you need a simple craft for kids and adults to enjoy, Laura is here to help with this month’s Craft Corner!

We’re going to show you how to make this super easy clay wall hanging from only store cupboard ingredients so you can make them again and again and again.


Recipe

I have specific measuring cups for baking but you could use a small tea cup to keep all the measurements the same. Just make sure to use the same cup for all the ingredients so the ratios work.

  • 1/2 cup of cornflour

  • 1 cup of Bicarbonate of soda

  • 3/4 cup of water


To make

Put all the ingredients into a saucepan on medium heat until the mixture bubbles.

Stir it until it has a smooth consistency.

Remove from the heat and roll into a ball. It will be hot, so please be careful!

Place in a bowl and cover with a damp cloth until it’s cooled or you're ready to use.


Time to roll!

You can use any shape cutters you have, make your own with cardboard or cut shapes freehand if you're feeling brave! Just don’t forget to pop holes in for hanging, these have holes on the top and bottom for hanging vertically.


Place them onto a lined baking tray and pop your shapes into a preheated oven at 800C for about 45mins. I sometimes turn them over and bake for an extra 5 minutes if they look a little squishy. Be careful not to over bake them as they will discolour.


When they have cooled down, you can leave them plain or get creative with paints!

We have used a curtain ring for hanging these but you could make a ring from the clay itself. To preserve it (though it won’t last forever) you can coat them in PVA glue or varnish if you have any but I like the matt finish of this!


There you have it, a simple craft that’s easy for the whole family to enjoy!


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