The stars finally aligned and I now have beautiful, constellation-adorned bowls to keep all and any of the following: jewelry, coins, a USB stick, a taiyaki-shaped eraser, guerrilla growing seeds from a restaurant in London, spare buttons from who knows what. I’ve embellished mine with clumsy representations of Ursa Minor and Ursa Major, but anything works, really! You should and could make your own!
What you need:
- air dry clay
- rolling-pin or glass bottle
- glass or round cookie cutter
- small bowl or glass
- thin metallic sharpie
Begin by warming a piece of clay in your hands, then rolling it in a sheet that’s a few millimeters thick. Do this on a non-stick surface, such as parchment paper.
Use the glass or cookie cutter to cut round shapes. Place each one on the back of a bowl or glass, to take shape, and let them dry there for 24 hours (or as instructed on your clay package).
Once your little bowls are dry, use sandpaper to correct any unevenness. When they’re nice and smooth, proceed to drawing your constellation in pencil. When you like your design, draw the dots with the sharpie, let dry, and then do the lines.