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For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Easy Neon Beads for Kids



I recently needed a quick summer project to create with a small group of kids.   Neon Makin's Clay® seemed like the perfect choice!   This is a very easy project, suitable for even younger children and I think they will have a lot of fun!

Materials:

Makin's Clay® - Neon MultiPack
Makin's®
  • Sun Clay Cutters 
  • Clay Tools
Makin's Professional®
  • Ultimate Clay Machine®
  • Cutting Mat
Plastic wrap
Toothpick 
Stretch cord or thin nylon cording

Instructions:

Roll out each color of Neon clay to setting #2.  

 

Stack the rolled clay pieces.   Cut the stack in half, then stack one half on top of the other.


Place plastic wrap over the stacked clay, use smallest sun clay cutter to cut out several beads. 

Gently mix together remaining clay to create marbled clay, roll out to about 1/2" and cut more small sun shapes.   


You will have two varieties of neon shapes to make beads.  Some will show the colored layers on the sides, and some will be marbled.  Let clay begin to dry, for about an hour. Then gently press toothpick through the center of each bead to make a hole for the stretch cord or satin cording (either side to side, or top to bottom - your choice!)
Let dry for 24 hours, then let the kids string onto stretch cord or nylon cording to make bracelets.



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