Heart-Shaped Clay Bowls
Activity DesignerStephanie Sims
This project makes a darling seasonal gift--perfect for holding candies on Grandma's table, or found treasures such as pinecones or walnuts.
What You'll Need
How We Did It
We make little bowls regularly at our house: flowers and butterflies in the spring, leaf-shaped ones in the fall, and (of course) heart-shaped ones for Valentine/s Day.
This time the clay also got tossed into the air, and was made extra fine by singing a "Pizza dough, pizza dough..." song--this could very well be the most important step!
With a wet finger, smooth it to your satisfaction (one of us prefers licked fingers, and one of us prefers a small bowl of water)...
Then pick the clay up carefully, and place it over your rounded bowl. Form it lightly around your mold, then leave it to dry. Waiting... waiting... waiting...
The next day, take it off your mold carefully, and now your bowl's ready for paint. (It probably isn't completely dry yet, but it should be hard enough to paint It will dry and further harden over the next couple of days.)