Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Mardi Gras King Cake for Barbie -From Modeling Clay

I picked up a pack of multi-colored clay at Dollar Tree and decided to test it to see if it would dry out... My first project was a King Cake for Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras colors are gold, green and purple. Most King Cakes have bold colored sugar sprinkled over a white icing to represent those colors, I went in the opposite direction and used colored clay as the cake itself. Maybe not traditional, but fun just the same!

 Did you know Ken was a baker?
Yep, Barbie is one very lucky doll indeed😉 

The clay I used.

 Roll a very small amount, maybe 1/2" piece of clay, into thin ropes. 

Gently twist the colors together.

 Form into a circle and gently blend the open ends together.
Try to smooth the clay out as much as possible.
Note: I wasn't happy with this one and tested drying it in a very mild (well under 180 degree) oven... 
It melted and was tossed.

At this point I sprinkled the next one with clear glitter and set it in a warm place to dry.
I later decided it needed a little white craft paint to look like icing,
then sprinkled the wet paint with clear glitter too.

Did this particular brand of clay dry out? Well, it's been sitting on a paper plate for a week in a warm place...
Not yet, it's still soft. So I'll probably be revisiting this project next year with polymer clay.
But this is still a fun little craft for Mardi Gras diorama pictures and doll play.

~Make something just for fun and have a happy day~

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