Thursday, May 29, 2014
Project: Woodland Creature Magnets
My friend Sarah gifted me with these adorable cookie cutters that she got while at Ikea (check here). Naturally I plan to make millions of darling cookies, but I also had other plans. Magnets to be specific. If you want to make your own I have directions for you. Wahoo!
You will need
Oven bake clay (I used something like Sculpey)
cookie sheet and oil or parchment
1. First you will to get the clay workable. Knead it and roll it and generally play with it until it is malleable.
2. Roll your clay thin, 1/4" or so as it can't be too heavy to hang from a magnet.
3. Time to get creative. You could do the animals all one color. I wanted a little whimsy so I mixed colors.
The fox I just put orange and white together and positioned my cookie cutter in a manner that I enjoyed.
For the snail I made a snake of white and brown clay, rolled them together and then flattened. Next I pressed in a piece of yellow clay.
* Make sure that your clays are adhered together or they will break apart when baking.
4. Place your animals on a cookie sheet that has been lightly oiled or, better yet, lined with parchment. Follow baking instructions for the clay you purchased. Mine required 15 minutes at 275F per 1/4" of thickness. Let cool
5. Once completely cooled adhere magnets. Be sure to place the magnet correctly or it will repel from your fridge. I actually used those weird magnets for law firms or whatever that come with the phone book and cut them to size.
Done deal. Put those bad boys on the fridge and let the compliments wash over you like waves in the ocean...or you know, maybe that won't happen.
Also, Elise was napping while I worked on this project, but Cordelia was all over it. She made her own magnet that I absolutely adore, a monster. She named him T.I.