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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:
- Polymer clay
- tin foil or wax paper
- butter knife
- rolling pin
- oven safe bowl
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.
Stephanie R says
I LOVE how this turned out! So pretty!
LOVE this! Adding it to my never-ending “to-make” list but putting it closer to the top 😉
It is so easy you could make this in an hour. Just throw it in the with another project 😉
That is so cool! It would be so much fun to do with my Kindergarten students for Mother’s Day! But I know I cannot afford that much clay for each student and then cooking it would take A LOOOOONG time! I’ll have to think about using the idea, but using a different medium!
Susan Urnikis says
So cool. Love the colors.
This is such a cute Idea! Putting it on my list for “Fun things to make with Grammy”!
Monika Wright says
Love it so much, Becky! Definitely keep it for yourself and make the lucky Grandma version 2.0! You have plenty of precious volunteers willing to do another craft project I’m sure.