Since discovering the joys of DIY Clay we haven’t been able to stop. We couldn’t miss the opportunity of using Easter as an excuse to make DIY Clay Photo Keepsake Bunnies.
I made a batch of DIY Clay using our usual method. Mix together 1 cup of cornflour and 1/2 cup of PVA glue. It is surprising how many clay objects we have been able to create with just one box of cornflour!
Once the two ingredients are combined and have formed a dough I sprinkled additional cornflour onto the work surface and rolled the dough out flat.
Using a metal Easter Bunny Cookie Cutter I created four bunnies and still had some clay left over for more activities.
I had our Easter Bunny outline but needed to make a hole for the photograph. To make this I pushed a bottle top lid through the clay. Gently pat down the clay either side of the lid as you push the lid all the way through.
Once you have created the hole take the bunny out of the cutter and place it on baking paper. You may need to reshape the bottom of the clay if it hasn’t come out successfully.
Once the clay Easter Bunnies were on a tray lined with baking paper I gently brushed any excess cornflour dust off with a paintbrush. I left the clay to dry out overnight.
The next day I found four photographs of Adam where his face was clearly visible. This was probably the hardest part of the activity! It is surprising how few photos I have of Adam where his full face is looking towards the camera! I printed these wallet sized (nine photos to a page). I used a bottle top lid to draw a circle around Adam’s head.
I cut out the circle and aligned the photograph behind the hole in the bunny. Once it was in place I lifted the clay bunny away, added a small amount of Superglue to the photograph and placed the clay bunny back down onto the photo. The glue dried quickly and we were able to display our DIY Clay Easter Bunnies.
I decided I wanted to showcase our Easter Bunnies on the fridge door. I added a small strip of magnetic tape to the back of the bunnies ears and this enabled the bunny to stick to the fridge.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to make an entire family of Clay Easter Bunnies! Not only would they made a lovely alternative to give at Easter but also used as a photograph keepsake.
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