Lindsay Gill: DIY Mother's Day Gift: Clay hand painted jewelry holder

Friday, May 8, 2015

DIY Mother's Day Gift: Clay hand painted jewelry holder

A big thank you to Lindsay at My Creative Days for this great idea!  I knew I wanted cost efficient, unique, and personal DIY gifts for Mother's Day this year, and Lindsay posted this idea just in time!  Last year, we made frames and Waterlogue prints.  I did vary from Lindsay's directions just a little.

You will need:

oven bake clay (I found this at Michael's)
Pam cooking spray
acrylic paints
paper and a pencil
a cupcake tin
a plastic knife

1.  Do this part ahead of time. Trace your child's hand on a piece of paper and cut out.  

2.  Without your child, if they are young, knead the clay into flat 1/4 in sheets. This took some time and some body heat to get the clay smooth.  

3.  Using the cut out as a guide, use the plastic knife to cut out the hands.  With a $13.99 package of clay, we were about to get 10+ toddler hands cut out.

4.  Spray the cupcake tin and place hands in each spot.  Lindsay had her children press their fingers into the clay to make a heart shape, cute!  

5.  Bake for 15 minutes on 275 degrees.  Our hands were a little thicker and had to go in for 20+ minutes.  I did manage to burn some thinner hands...try to keep the thickness consistent.

6.  Let cool.  Your child can now decorate however you wish!  I used a Sharpie to write Luke's name and date on the back.

If you're looking to buy a gift, too, check out my Mother's Day gift guide!

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