by Barb Zimmerman
your favorite American in an easy to make clay frame
You will need:
- 2oz. Each oven bake clay - red, white,
- 2 Wood stars
- Acrylic paint - white
- Clear plastic page protector
- Paint brush
- Plastic knife
1. Paint wood stars white.
Set aside to dry.
2. Knead one package of blue clay until soft and smooth. Divide
the clay into fourths. Roll out each piece on a flat surface
into 3½” long ropes. Twist two pieces together.
Repeat with remaining two pieces. Lay both twisted pieces
of clay side by side on a flat surface. Gently press together.
3. Knead one package of red clay until soft and smooth. Roll
out two lengths of clay into 5” long ropes. Roll one
more length into a 3” long rope. Cut the 3” long
rope in half.
4. Repeat step 3 for one package of white clay.
5. To assemble flag; lay the tip of one 5” long white
rope against the twisted blue clay, pressing the end in slightly
to the blue clay. Next, lay the tip of one 5” long red
rope along side the white rope. Then lay the short ropes along
the outer edge of the frame, lining up the outside tips of
the ropes. The last two rows of the frame will be the remaining
two 5” long ropes; one white, one red.
6. Place flag on an oven proof glass surface at 275°F
for 15 minutes per ¼” of thickness, with good
ventilation. DO NOT USE A MICROWAVE OVEN. Avoid over baking.
7. Glue two wood stars on top of blue section.
8. You will have approximately a 2” x 3½”
opening in the flag for a photo. Measure and cut a 2½”
x 4” piece of clear plastic. Measure and cut a 3”
x 5” piece of cardboard.
9. Apply a small bead of glue along two sides and bottom edge
of cardboard. Apply to back of frame. Let dry. Slide a photo
along with the piece of clear plastic in between frame and
Sculpey lll Polymer Clay; Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint; Fiskars®
Scissors, Ruler; Beacon™ Kids Choice Glue™
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