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I’m always racking my brain trying to think up fun creative gift ideas, especially for Mother’s Day. I was trying to think of all the things that I would love and decided I really needed a Jewelry dish. I decided that my mom would love a DIY Jewelry Dish that my girls made for her. What a fun keepsake this would be.
Here’s what you’ll need:
To get my little helpers started we washed our hands and made sure our work surface was clean. Place a sheet of tin foil or wax paper under each set of hands.
I let my girls each choose 2 colors, and we cut them in half, leaving the other half for another project.
The clay can be pretty hard so you’ll need to knead it out lots. My helpers were pretty good when the clay wasn’t as rough, but some of the clay did require a little more adult help.
Once they had the clay in a more pliable state, we were ready to roll each piece into a snake. The fun is starting.
We took each snake piece and started to coil it. Then connected the next color as we continued wrapping.
My girls had so much fun with this.
Then I took the rolling pin and flatted it all out.
Now you could be a perfectionist at this part and make sure it’s even everywhere, but I wanted this to show that my girls made it. The imperfect is perfect to me.
Take the flatted clay and lay over an oven safe bowl.
I also placed the bowl on a cookie sheet so it was easier to move.
You’ll bake this at 275 degrees F (130 C) for 30 minutes per 1/4″ of thickness. I think I cooked mine for about 40 just for good measure. Follow directions on the clay packaging.
Once you take it out of the oven, you’ll want to remove it from off the bowl. It can start to stick if you let it cool on there too long.
Throw some jewelry in there and you are all set.