submitted by: Julia of Tag&Tibby
How to make heart necklaces using clay, a candy mold, crafting lace and paint.
- Air Hardening Clay
- Shape Tools
- Heart Candy Mold
- Paint Brush
- Necklace Bail Plate
- Crafting Lace
Encourage children to experiment with the clay, stacking pieces together and cutting out various shapes. If the clay feels dry, add a little water. Once the final shapes are complete, let air dry for 24 hours.
Now for the fun part! Paint hearts with paint brushes. We used basic washable crayola paint.
Or use leftover gold spay paint, spray it in a disposable container. Then paint the gold onto extra hearts using a paint brush. (caution: spray paint has a strong smell, I recommend using outside!) After paint is dry, glue bail plate to back of heart. Thread with crafting lace and cut to desired length.