Make a cute little clay ring dish with hand painted accents! These darling dishes are a pretty personalized gift, and are so easy to make.
Skills Required: Beginner. You should have a little bit of crafting experience for this project, but not much. You’ll be cutting out clay to shape a dish and then doing some (very simple) hand painting.
Hi guys! Jennifer from Brave New Home here again to share a sweet little craft perfect for ushering in spring.
I’m obsessed with using air dry clay, especially in simple crafts that are cute like this one. This is a great Mother’s Day craft for kids that is going to be fun for elementary and older . . . you don’t need great painting skills to make the abstract florals. Customize with any design you like!
For this clay ring dish project, you will need:
- Air dry clay
- Acrylic craft paint
- Tea cup
- Rolling pin
- Permanent markers
- Clear acrylic spray
I started with two small circles of air dry clay on my work surface. You can use just about anything as your template. Roll out with a rolling pin.
After I rolled them out, I smoothed the edges with water and my finger. Then I gently pressed each clay ring dish in a small tea cup to dry overnight.
Once dry, I outlined some simple floral patterns on top of the clay. I’m not typically a flower person, but once spring hits I just get wild about flowers!
Paint in layers, stopping after every color to let each layer dry. This will help avoid mixing paint colors. Then I went back and added some details with permanent markers.
Finally, I gave both sides a coat of clear acrylic spray paint. The spray paint will keep the colors in place and prevent any dirty smudges on the white clay.
I made two of these little ring holder dishes, one for each of my son’s teachers.
I think a clay ring dish will be a nice personalized little present for a teacher, neighbor, hostess, or anyone else who deserves a little something special. It’s definitely unique!
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