Clay Crafts

You Are a Star Clay Craft

Make the You Are a Star Clay Craft.
Make the You Are a Star Clay Craft.
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Show someone they're appreciated or reward them for a special deed with the You Are a Star clay craft.

What You'll Need:

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Cream of tartar
  • Water
  • Cooking oil
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing spoon
  • Waxed paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Pencil or straw
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Poster paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter markers
  • Ribbons

How to make the You Are a Star clay craft:Step 1: Have an adult help you make the clay. To mix up a small batch of play clay, stir together two cups of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, and two tablespoons of cream of tartar in a saucepan. Step 2: Then add one cup of water and two tablespoons of cooking oil. Step 3: Put the pan over medium heat, and cook for three to five minutes. Stir the mixture constantly until it looks like mashed potatoes. Step 4: Dump the clay out on a sheet of waxed paper, but wait until the clay is cool enough to touch. Roll out the play clay to a layer about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out stars (or other appropriate shapes) with cookie cutters. Step 5: With a pencil or straw, make a hole in the top, but not too close to the edge. The size of the hole depends on the thickness of the ribbon you're using. Step 6: Let the cutouts air dry for 24 hours on a wire rack. Paint them with poster paints, and let dry. With the glitter markers, write on the names of the people who are receiving your awards and add any other messages. Thread ribbons through the holes and present your awards!

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