Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Marshmallow Party Necklace using Creative PaperClay® by LuLu Lancaster

Hello This is LuLu lancaster with another easy Kids project with a little adult supervision.
My Granddaughter loves chunky necklaces. With their bright fun shapes and colors what kid wouldn't? I thought about a fun easy kid friendly project that brought the fun of coloring with egg dyes and creating something children could wear.  And here is the result!

A Marshmallow necklace :)

All you will need is:
Creative PaperClay®
a knitting needle I used a size 5
an xacto knife ( this part will need Adult )
a length of ribbon,yarn or string.
egg coloring dye
needle and thread (adult supervision)

Start with the square mallows. Just slice squares off your clay. Mine are approx. 3/4 inch squared

Next sculpt a simple Marshmallow bunny 

Slide it all on the knitting needle. This will create the holes so it can be strung together.

Allow to dry before removing from the knitting needle. I put mine outside for the afternoon n a warm day.

Now you can take simple Easter egg dye tablets and select 2 complementary colors. We chose Purple and Yellow. Drop the tablets in the water and allow to dissolve.

using your needle and thread string through the hole. This will allow you to dip the "mallows" into the dye.

It only takes a couple seconds to dye the clay.
Do not leave the clay in the dye for too long it will dissolve. remember it is created from  Creative PaperClay® :)

Here we have all the "mallows" dyed and drying waiting to be strung together. 

You could even add little beads in between the "mallows" :)
Thank you so much for following along and I hope you have enjoyed this little project :)

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