Our #BostikBlogger theme this month is Minibeasts. There is one minibeast that Adam loves – the spider. The sole reason he loves them so much is because Daddy is scared of them and Adam gets a reaction whenever he shows a spider to Daddy. We couldn’t resist creating a few DIY Clay Spiders in order to make Daddy jump more.
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Resources needed to make DIY Clay Spiders:
* Wooden Matchsticks or small craft sticks
How to make DIY Clay Spiders
1. Pour 1 cup of Cornflour and 1/2 cup of Bostik White Glu into a bowl and mix together. Knead the clay for some time until you get a dough similar to ready to roll icing.
2. Sprinkle additional cornflour onto a work surface and roll the clay out flat. Ensure that the clay is fairly thick. Use a plastic bottle lid to create circles out of the clay. A deep bottle lid works best. TIP – use a knife to scrape off any excess clay from the bottle lid in between each use. This will mean you get a neat circle. Place the clay circles on a baking tray lined with baking paper. We made several clay circles at once for different activities.
3. Take your Wooden Matchsticks and snap the ends off. Carefully insert eight matchsticks into the clay circles to represent the spiders legs. We made four spiders.
4. Use a paintbrush to dust off any cornflour and leave the clay spiders to dry out over night.
5. Once the clay has dried out use a Black Permanent Marker Pen to colour in the spiders. Ensure that all sides of matchsticks are covered.
Within a few easy steps we had made our own DIY Clay Spiders. Using a black permanent marker pen certainly saved time as we didn’t have to wait for layer upon layer of paint to dry.
We have big plans for our DIY Clay Spiders. We are already planning where to hide them to make Daddy jump! I can see us making an insect small world for them too – watch this space!
Disclaimer: We received a box craft materials as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club #BostikBloggers
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