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 before using.
Using the acrylic roller, roll out a thin sheet of clay. Place the light switch cover on top of the sheet. Using the craft knife, trace around the edge of the switch place leaving a little bit of clay to overhang (this will ensure that there is enough clay to wrap around the sides of the plate). Next, cut out the center switch opening. Use the pointed tip on the tool to press through the screw holes.
To make the Brontosaur, create: · A flattened tear drop shape for the body, pull from the rounded end to create the head and neck and from the pointed end to form the tail.· Two short logs for the legs.· Four small balls for the toes and one for the eye.· Using the plastic modeling tool, draw a mouth into the face.· To assemble (after painting)- press toe nails to the legs and press them to the bottom of the body. Press the eye on to the side of the head.
To make the Pterodactyl, create: · Two flattened tear drop shapes, one for the body and one for the head. Make the head slightly pointy and press a mouth into it.· Two smaller flattened tear drop shapes for the wings.· One tiny ball for the eye.· One short snake for the foot.· To assemble (after painting)- press the body and head together. Press the wings on to the body as shown. Attached the leg to the bottom of the body.
To make the Palm Tree, create:· One log for the trunk.· Four long tear drop shapes for the leaves. Press into bottom of leaf to create the palm indents.· To assemble (after painting)- press the four leaves together as shown and attach to the truck.
To make the Grass, Rocks and Clouds:· Grass- create several thin tear drop shapes and press together to form a cluster. Make as many as you would like to have.· Rocks- create some flattened ovals. Using your finger push slightly out from the top of the rock to give an irregular shape.· Clouds- create flattened ovals.
To make the Volcano, create:· One Triangle shape, slightly flatten the top.· One flattened crown shape for the top.
To make the Name, create:· Roll out a snake of clay and cut appropriate pieces for the name.
· Bake the pieces according the manufacturer’s instructions and let cool.· Use acrylic paint to paint all the pieces and let dry.· Use the clear fast dry glue to assemble the pieces. Once all of your creatures and shapes are dry you can then glue them to the switch plate.
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