With this Art Attack you can make an easy keyring from a paperclip!
You will need:
|Take a ball of air drying clay and roll or press it out onto an old tray, or a piece of plastic bag taped onto a piece of cardboard.|
|Don't press the clay too thinly - about 1cm thick is perfect.|
|Use a plastic knife to cut out the shape of whatever keyring you want to make.|
|Then carefully pull off the excess clay.|
|You can now cut out smaller details from the excess clay...|
|...and stick them on. Secure them in place by brushing on a little water.|
|A cocktail stick or sharp pencil is handy for drawing or scratching detail into the clay.|
When you've finished, take a paperclip and carefully push it into top of the soft clay, leaving just the end sticking out.
Leave the clay to dry overnight. It'll go very hard and then be ready to paint.
Acrylic paint is perfect for this.
Use a small brush for adding in fine details...
|...it's fiddly, but fun!|
|When you've finished painting, and the paint has dried, you'll have something that looks like this. This one has had extra detail added using a permanent pen. It's also had a coat of PVA glue brushed all over which has dried shiny!|
|Add a second paperclip to the one that sticks out of the clay, and then you can start using the keyring.|
|Here are some other ideas - a guitar...|
|...an Art Attack themed design...|
|...a space theme...|
...or an ice cream cone!
Try it yourself!