Do you know what you’re looking at here? It’s something inside of you. No, really. It’s a human cell. Well, Nate’s model of a human cell. Okay your human cells aren’t made of air dry clay, but they do contain all of these different parts. And guess what? It’s due today and he left it sitting on the dining room table…hmmmmm, what to do? what to do? Do I let him take the consequences or do I extend grace to him?
Well, aside from that dilemma (I’m leaning towards grace), I used the air dry clay to make some holiday ornaments. If you do this, my suggestion would be to make sure your holes are big enough before the clay drys, because this clay is kind of fragile and crumbly. Several of my little tabs broke when I tried to string them. But I didn’t have a lot of time invested in this project (that’s how easy it is), so it was not big deal. I also used an emory board to smooth the edges once they were dry. We used Crayola air dry clay. I saw the idea on a tutorial, which for the life of me I can’t remember where. They had used this snowflake stamp set. (If anyone else knows this diy link let me know so I can properly credit it) I’m determined in my holiday handmaking to mostly use the things I have around here. I happened to have a star stamp, and I used a toothpick to make the other star design. This would be an easy project for kids, but don’t count on these to make long lasting mementos. My guess is that over time they would probably fall apart.
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!