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Claycrete Nature Hanging - Project #125

Time: 1 Class Period
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Materials:
AMACO Claycrete Papier Mache
Liquid Watercolors
Gloves
Bowls
Water
Measuring Cups
Weeds, Leaves and Stones
Plastic Bags, Garbage Bags or Plastic Wrap
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Use claycrete to make a wall hanging to display nature's treasures!


Steps

  • Step 1
    Collect weeds, leaves and stones from nature.
  • Step 2
    Decide how how many colors you want to create and portion out claycrete in to empty bowls, one bowl for each color. Measure out the water needed for each color separately, according to package directions. Before mixing Claycrete with the pre-measured water, add a few Tablespoons of your chosen Watercolor Magic Liquid Watercolors to the clear water. Wearing gloves, add the colored water to the correct amount of Claycrete.
  • Step 3
    Keeping gloves on, lay out a plastic bag and create a relief design using the Claycrete.
  • Step 4
    Place weeds, leaves and stones into the Claycrete and let dry for 1-2 days.

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