Last week, I found this DIY Clay Hand Jewelry Holder from My Creative Days and I knew it would be the perfect little project to work up with my nephews for my sister-in-law. Having been with them for a few days while my brother and sister-in-law went on a trip, I had the perfect opportunity.
I started with a clay sampler package I had received for Christmas two years ago. Maddox chose an Orange color, and Nicholas a shiny Gold color. The amount used was about half of a little block you can get at your local craft store. My local Walmart also sells the clay blocks.
I had the kids roll the clay to condition it. It is a little tough to get it going so I started it for them. I also had them working with half of the clay used so it was easier on their hands, and I rolled the other pieces. Then I switched out the pieces.
I had the kids roll out the clay, and then I helped spread out the clay.
I barely had enough clay to make Nicholas’s handprint, so you will want to use a whole block rather than the half that I did. The handprints also came out on the thinner side, so they are more fragile than if I would have used more like Lindsay did.
I used my clay tools to trace around/cut out the handprints. The kids did not like sitting there to have their hands cut around – you may want to just lightly trace around the hands and them go back and cut them out when you have more time.
After I cut out the hands, I used my fingers to round my edges so there weren’t any uneven or rough cut edges.