Hands on Crafts For Kids is the resource for kids craft projects and instructions for kids 6-12 and parents, teachers and other group leaders. It includes school and curriculum based projects, multi cultural projects, and every day, holiday and seasonal ideas.
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Pinch a walnut size piece from white clay and work together with fingers pressing to about ¼” thick. Start forming bird shape by adding or pinching of excess clay till shape fits pattern. Pinch off small piece and create a thin wing.
To create hanger, fold the 3” piece of wire in half. Twist wires tightly together about ¼’ from bend forming a loop. Press into back of bird. Let body and wing dry.
Glue the wing into place then let dry.
Squeeze Gold Metallic Paint into a plastic spoon. Dribble the paint onto foam plate leaving random dots of paint. Repeat step with Silver and Copper. Drop wood beads into paint then pick up plate and swirl letting the balls roll into the colors creating a blended look. Remove beads and let dry on plastic wrap.
Use small paint brush to paint the body Gold and the wing Silver. Let dry.
Thread the bird onto cording then add beads on either side in following order, small, large, and small. Tie a knot in cording to hold everything in place. Determine length for necklace, trim ends as needed then tie then in a knot for closure.