Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Frankenstein Clay Pot

Today I decided to make the Frankenstein Clay Pot craft that the kids will be making this week in my workshop. I am NOT the greatest painter and I really suck at making faces, but I think this is ok. I need to add another layer of white for the eyes and get gray craft foam for the bolts on the neck.

6 Years and Up, or younger for a Mommy & Me group

Time required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time is just an estimate. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your situation.

Materials Needed:

2-inch or 3-inch Terra Cotta Clay Pot (I used a larger pot because that is what I had on hand)
Paint: I used Folk Art #2241 Apple Orchard, Plaid Indoor gloss in #20408 white and #20409 Black
Clear Acrylic Spray
Craft Foam or Felt, or if you want to be really crafty small bolts that you can purchase at hardware store.
Craft Glue or a hot glue gun
Paint Brush
Wipe down your terra cotta pot with a damp cloth and let dry completely.
Paint the top edge of the clay pot black and on the inside. Paint the rest of the pot green. Paint a face on your Frankenstein. Once the paint is dry, spray it with the clear acrylic sealer.

Cut 2 small 'T' shapes out of craft foam; these will be Frankenstein's bolts or use metal bolts. Glue them in place and your Frankenstein is done! Use it for a candy dish, or pencil/pen holder.

So what do you think???

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