When Valentine’s Day approaches, I like to make special gifts for my loved ones. Not that we do a lot for Valentines Day, but I do like to create something with my own two hands that is a little special. I decided to make clay gift tags. I remembered a recipe I used decades ago when I was a preschool teacher. What I really love about this recipe, is that the clay is made from two items that I’m sure you have in your pantry right now…baking soda and corn starch.
Baking soda, corn starch and water are added to sauce pan…
Although I love the bright whiteness of this clay, I decided to paint one of the cardinals and two small hearts red. I was very happy that I did – I love the brightness of this acrylic paint. Cardinals remind me of our wonderful time living in North Carolina.
One important thing to remember: Do not get these clay tags wet after they have been baked, as they will disintegrate. The finished product is very hard and sturdy. Also, be careful when painting. I used one thick coat on top and I was sure to let the paint completely dry before I handled again.
So, what do you think? Are you going to give this a try? I think you will be very happy that you did. This is an easy, fun project…Good Luck!!