I have been wanting for a long time to experiment with air dry clay and i finally made it! Here’s how to make an air dry clay bowl. Use it for your keys, jewellery, fruit or just leave it empty to decorate a corner in your home!
I used about 250gr of DAS Air Hardening Modeling Clay. First, use a rolling-pin to flatten the clay. I placed it on a piece of parchment paper, to avoid any accidents! Then, get a knife and start cutting long, narrow strips of clay. Get your rolling-pin and flatten each clay strip. Do not cut all of them at once. Your clay will probably get dry. Work by cutting one at a time.
Turn a bowl over and start working! I placed a plastic wrap on the bowl, before i started working. I have not worked with clay before, i thought it would be a good thing to do. It would probably be easier to remove to clay bowl from the bowl mold. Ready? Start working! Place one strip of clay after the other and carefully start weaving!
After reaching the desired bowl size. get your knife and clear the edges. I was not very careful with that. I did not want to get a perfect circle. I was easier that way!
Let it sit for 24 hours. Depending on the humidity it might take more or less than that! Next…color it! The clay i had has a light grey color. I got my watercolors and added a few black and grey touches. It looks like the colors i added are also weaved into the bowl. Of course you can use any color you wish! Make sure you also paint the back side of the bowl to match the front! I applied 2 coats of a clear sealant. We are going to use this as a key holder at our entryway , so it will be getting lots of traffic!
What have you made using air dry clay? It’s pretty easy to work with, isn’t it?