Get Crafty: Create a rainbow from handmade clay stars
We have another 'get crafty' post for you, today - a colourful rainbow of handmade clay stars! If you're a fan of our rainbow stardust duvet cover set, or have a child who likes all things rainbows and stars, this is definitely the craft for you. It's also a good one to have in your back pocket for any rainy days during the upcoming half term holidays as the steps are simple enough for children to be able to follow without a great deal of adult supervision.
Here's what you need:
- FIMO modelling clay
- A rolling pin
- Star cutters in different sizes (we used three in this example)
- Removable glue dots
Step one: Warm the clay a little bit by rolling it around in your hands and then use a rolling pin to roll it out to around 3 to 4 mm in height.
Step two: Cut out your stars with the cutters. We recommend two or three larger stars and fifteen to twenty smaller ones in order for your rainbow to run the length of a pillow case. Obviously, cut more if you want them to cover a larger area.
Step three: Pop a piece of parchment on a baking tray and lay all of your stars on top of it. Check the manufacturer's instructions regarding how long to bake your clay for, but generally it's 130 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Step four: Leave the stars to cool down and then, on the floor or on a table top, play around with the layout of them until you're happy that you've arranged them roughly how you'd like them to be placed on your wall.
Step five: Pop a glue dot on the back of your first star and then place it on your wall. It will peel off so don't worry if you're not entirely happy with the placement. You can easily adjust it.
Step six: One by one, place the stars on the wall until you have the perfect rainbow.
That's it! Your very own rainbow of handmade stars. The glue dots tend to retain their stickiness for two to three weeks, sometimes longer. If you choose to have chunkier stars, it could be less, though. Happy crafting!
Share this post: