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COAT HANGER MOBILE

COAT HANGER MOBILE

COAT HANGER MOBILE
Materials
a wire coat hange
string
heavy construction or cardboard
Pull a wire coat hanger into the shape shown in the picture.
Cut different shapes like stars, circles, and triangles out of construction paper or cardboard.
Tie strings to the paper shapes and hang them from the coat hanger.
Hang the coat-hanger mobile by a string in a window or doorway.

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Modeling clay craft

Modeling clay craft

Modeling clay craft
A toothpick will also hold the head to the body of a clay monkey. Bond pipe cleaners for the legs and the tail. The ears are made of cardboard or felt.

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How to make modeling clay

How to make modeling clay

A toothpick will hold the head to the body of a clay elephant. The trunk is made out of an empty tooth-paste tube or a pipe cleaner. Add ears made of cardboard or felt, and tusks and tail made of pipe cleaners or paper. Set the elephant’s body on legs made of spools.

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Modeling the figure in clay

Modeling the figure in clay

Modeling the figure in clay
For a long-necked giraffe, you will also need a clay head and a clay body. The neck can be a pencil. Pipe cleaners will do for the legs and tail. And pipe cleaner bits, paper, or toothpicks can be used for the horns.

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Homemade modeling clay

Homemade modeling clay

A CLAY ZOO
You can stick all sorts of odds and ends in clay to make funny animals.
You can add animal parts made of pipe cleaners, yarn, toothpicks, empty tooth-paste tubes, empty lipstick tubes, empty spools, cardboard, felt, or almost anything.
You can make a clay lion with two balls of clay one for the body and one for the head. Make the neck out of a tooth-paste cap. Bits of pipe cleaner or yarn can be used for the tail and the lion’s mane. Toothpicks or spools make good legs.

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Make your own pendant

Make your own pendant

Make your own pendant
Press a piece of clay into the shape you want. Before you let the clay harden, put a hole through it for the cord.
Paint the clay piece and put the cord through the hole. The cord must be long enough for the pendant to hang around your neck.

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Craft Pins and Brooches

Craft Pins and Brooches

Craft Pins and Brooches
Press a piece of clay into the shape you want. Let it harden. If you wish, add a shiny pebble or a shell to the clay before it gets hard.
Glue a safety pin to the back of the clay. Paint the clay and let it dry before covering with shellac.

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Make clay jewelry

Make clay jewelry

Press a piece of clay into the shape you want the tiepin to be. Let the clay harden.
Glue a large paper clip to the back of the clay piece.
Decorate it with tempera paints. When the paint is dry, cover the tiepin with shellac.

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How to make clay jewelry

How to make clay jewelry

How to make clay jewelry
Materials
hardening clay (there are several kinds, including powders that are mixed with water and clay that can be baked in your mother’s oven)
all-purpose glue
a large paper clip for tiepin
safety pins for pins and brooches
cord for pendants
shellac

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Clay soup bowl

Clay soup bowl

The top of the howl will he wider than the sides if you put on a longer coil. It will he narrower if you put on a shorter coil.
A coil can also he used for a handle on the side of the howl.
Paint the howl with a mixture of tempera and some detergent. When the paint is dry, cover it with shellac.

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