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Project #33

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Self-Hardening Clay
Railroad Board
Bar Pins
Clay Cutters
Wire Mesh
Metallic Paints
Paint Brush
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks

Create a unique pin using some railroad board, wire mesh, self hardening clay and metallic paints!


  • Step 1
    Cut railroad board into 2.5" squares. Hot glue a 1" pin back onto the back of the pin.
  • Step 2
    With scissors cut an abstract base shape.
  • Step 3
    Cut a 3" square from the wire mesh. Shape and then wrap mesh around the pin base.
  • Step 4
    Cut shapes from clay with cutters and push onto mesh.
  • Step 5
    Paint pin, mesh and clay with metallic acrylilc paints, it is okay to mix and match colors. Allow paint to dry.

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