Monday, February 17, 2014

Lace Pottery Bowl - A DIY Homeschool Art Project

Olivia enjoys working with clay, and I happened to have some air-dry clay in my supply closet that I thought would be fun for her to use.

The first step to making a lace pottery bowl was to cut off a section of the clay and get it soft enough to roll out.

Then, Olivia rolled the clay out in a circular shape.

Next, she took a lace doily and pressed it into the clay using the rolling pin. She went over it many times so the impression would show up in the clay.

When she done, Olivia removed the doily from the clay.

The placed the clay into a shallow bowl that doubles as a small plate, and used a scissor to trim the edges.

She left the clay in the bowl so that it can harden in that shape. It will take 2-3 days for the air-dry clay to be dry.

When she is done, she will paint it with acrylic paint and seal it with Mod Podge. It is not a bowl that can be washed in the dishwasher. Rather, it will be something decorative that can hold items like jewelry.

(The idea for this project came from a pin on Pinterest that led to A Bit of Bees Knees.)

1 comment:

Rita said...

Oh, you'll have to show it when it is done and painted! :)