DIY Oven Baked Clay Figurines

DIY Oven Baked Clay Figurines

Posted 2015-01-14 by Gypsyfollow

Making your own jewellery items and mini figurines can be a fun activity these holidays. Art and craft stores sell ready made clays ready to bake or even ones that don't need baking, but since I love to expand my creativity, I learnt how to make my own clay with simple kitchen ingredients.

Time: 45 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

  • 11/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 11/2 cup water approx.
  • Food colouring
  • Thin bendable wire
  • Oven for baking
  • Bowl for mixing

  • Method

  • Mix the flour, salt and oil together in the bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the flour mixture and knead like a dough.
  • Keep adding the other half cup as needed little by little.

  • Keep kneading till the flour does not stick to your hands.

  • Divide the dough into five equal portions or more if you want more colours.

  • To each portion add a few drops of food colouring.

  • Here i have added pink,blue,yellow,red and green.

  • Once you have coloured them store them in zip lock bags for one to two hours in the fridge.

  • Take them out of the fridge and mould into whatever shape you like.

  • Pendant, pikachu, dragon, moustache or a frame look alike are a few ideas.

  • If you are making a pendant make a tiny hole with a pencil for the wire loop.
  • Put them on baking paper and bake your creations in the oven for half an hour in 110 degrees Celsius.
  • If you put too many figurines at a time in the oven the baking time will increase.
  • After baking, let them cool till they turn hard.
  • If they are still soft put them back in the oven and bake for a few more minutes.

  • Once cooled you can paint them and decorate or wear.

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