diy: paris clay magnets

March 2, 2015

paris clay magnetsParis Clay Magnets

Paris Template (print onto card stock and cut out)
Polymer clay (various colors)
Parchment paper
Rolling pin
Modeling tool set
1/2″ round magnets
Baking sheet
Glue gun and glue stick

paris clay magnetsDirections:
Tear out a sheet of parchment paper, and roll out the clay on top of it to about 1/4″ thickness. Place the template on top to use as a guide to carve out the shape. Next, use the tools to carve indents into the shapes to sort of “draw” the details onto the clay piece. Use the template as a guide to see the lines that could be carved into each piece.

Preheat the oven to 275°F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the baking sheet, and place each carved clay piece on top of the baking sheet. Place in the oven and allow to bake for about 20 minutes, then remove and allow to cool completely.

Once cooled, glue a magnet centered on the back of each clay piece.

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All supplies for this project were provided by Michaels as part of the Michaels Makers SeriesCurrently, Michaels is conducting a contest for someone to win a four-night trip for two to Paris, 1,000 euros, a VIP tour of the Louvre, private classes including sketching, floral arranging, baking and more! Just create your own Parisian-inspired art, floral, baking or paper crafting project, and upload a photo to through March 31. You can also share your project on social media using #SpringtimeInParis. Good luck!

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