Cloudy with a chance of clay

clay cloud magnets

Who doesn’t love anthropomorphic clouds? Make this pair of kawaii cloud magnets with some sharpies and a glob of clay.

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What you’ll need: Soft clay in white or light blue, adhesive magnets, rolling pin (or something similar), sharpies in dark brown and pink, recycled card stock, pencil, scissors, craft knife and cutting board.

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1. Trace two cloud shapes onto the card stock. Cut them out.

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2. Start kneading the soft clay to warm it up.

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3. Flatten the clay with a rolling pin (or something tubular).

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4. Position the cloud-shaped card stock on top of the flattened clay. Trace the craft knife along the edges.

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5. Push away excess clay.

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6. Use a small amount of water to smooth away small craters on the surface of your cloud. Repeat the entire process to make a second cloud piece. Set them aside to dry for about 30 minutes.

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7. Once the pieces are firm and dry, use the sharpies to draw on smiley faces.

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8. Remove the adhesive backing on the magnets and press one each onto the backs of the clouds.

* Published in the Craftypedia column in Star2 (thestar.com.my) on July 3, 2013.

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