Make an “Outta This world” door hanger for your little space cadet’s room
Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275 °F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4” (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the clay dedicated pasta machine several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Using the Acrylic Roller, roll out a sheet of Black clay. Using the Super Slicer cut out a rectangle that is 10 1/2" L x 3” W. Using knife tool, trace the bottom of a cup approximately 1/2” from top of door hanger to create a cutout to hang on door knob.
Using Acrylic Roller make a sheet of Glow-in-the-Dark clay. Using the star shape from the Mini Cutter Set cut out 7 stars.
Make one 11/16” dia. Yellow ball, gently press on work surface to flatten back side. Using the knuckle of your pinky finger, press into the circle to create indentations.
Make two 5/8” L x 3/8” thick logs with Blue and Green clay. Gently twist them together, then roll into ball, press on work surface to flatten back side. Make a thin Yellow snake 3-3/4” L x 1/8” thick and place around the Blue/Green planet.
- Make one 7/16” dia. Gray ball into a log, gently curve each end up for spaceship body.
- Make one 7/16” dia. Gray ball into an egg shape for spaceship body.
- Make three green snakes for legs and spaceship detail (approx. 7/16” L x 1/8” thick)
- Make two 3/16” dia. Gray ovals for bottom of legs.
- Make four 1/8” dia. Green balls for windows.
- Assemble as shown in picture. Using the pointed tip on the plastic modeling tool add details to windows.
- Make one 9/16” dia. Green tapered log for body of spaceship
- Make two 5/16” dia. Gray balls into triangles for feet of spaceship
- Make two 1” L x 1/16” thick Blue snakes for stripes on spaceship
- Make one 1/4" dia. Blue ball and 1/8” ball for windows
Assemble as shown in picture
- Make one 1/2” dia. Gray ball, shape into rectangle for body detail
- Make one 5/8” dia. Green ball, shape into triangle for body
- Make two 5/16” dia.Yellow balls, shape into triangles for feet of spaceship
- Make one Yellow oval (approx. 13/16” W) for the body detail
- Make one Green and Blue snake (approx. 3/4” L) for the body detail
- Make two Gray and one Blue balls (approx. 1/4” dia.) for windows
- Make two Blue and one Gray balls (approx. 1/8” dia.) for windows
- Assemble as shown in picture.
Press the spaceships, planets and stars onto the door hanger in desired locations.
Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275° (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) of thickness. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT exceed the above temperatures or recommended baking time. Baking should be completed by an adult.
Write your child’s name onto the bottom of the door hanger with marker.
Always press pieces together firmly before baking!