Little Goblin Bowl
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Staedtler® Fimo® air basic air drying clay – 1 package
- Dollar store plastic bowl that can be easily sanded. (Clear plastic sands better than opaque plastic) The original oval shaped bowl measurements are approximately 7 inches wide by 5.5 inches by 3 inches deep
- Acrylic paints in colors of choice
- Acrylic primer, white (left over wall primer works well for this project)
- Basic sculpting tools
- Basic paint brushes, medium flat, fine liner, medium round
- Medium grit sand paper
- Clear semi-gloss sealing spray or varnish
- White craft glue
- Water bowl for brush cleaning
- Paper towels to keep clay damp and to help with clean up
- Wax paper to cover work surface
- Sand the outside and inside of your bowl with a medium grit sandpaper. This will help the clay and the paint stick to the bowl. Roll out some basic shapes with the air dry clay, keeping any unused or waiting clay, well covered with a damp paper towel.
- Press the clay features well onto the bowl making sure there is no air trapped between the clay and the bowl surface. Some of the feature edges can be blended into the bowl by smoothing with a thumb or fingertip. Allow the clay to dry on the bowl until well dry. This could take a few days depending on the thickness of the clay or the dampness of the weather. Drying time can be sped up with a hairdryer, but be sure not to over-heat the bowl or the clay. Overheating the clay could cause cracking. If cracks occur, simply fill with more fresh clay and allow to dry naturally.
- After the clay is well dry, check to make sure all the pieces are securely attached to the bowl. If they aren’t, glue them down with white craft glue. Coat the whole thing in two layers of white acrylic primer. The primer will not only help the acrylic paint to stick to the bowl, but it will also help hold the clay bits on. Allow the primer to sit until dry.
- Paint the piece with acrylic craft paints and allow it to dry before spraying with a protective coating of clear coat varnish.
- The Little Goblin is now ready to hold some wrapped candy treats.