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[DIY] constellation bowls

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I may have taken a slight interest in constellations lately, I just love how they look on things. Plus, I’ve been meaning to make air dry clay bowls for a while now, and the stars finally aligned. I found the perfect, affordable clay, and came up with the idea to embellish the tiny bowls with clumsy representations of Ursa Minor and Ursa Major. In the end, they turned out lovely, and I kind of want to make more…

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What you need:

  • air dry clay (I used DAS)
  • rolling-pin/glass bottle
  • glass/round cookie cutter
  • small bowl/glass
  • sandpaper
  • pencil
  • thin metallic sharpie

Instructions:

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1. 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.

2. 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).

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3. Once your little bowls are dry, use sandpaper to correct any unevenness.

4. 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.

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4 comments

  1. Hi,
    I’ve been looking for ages for an air dry clay that looks like the one on this post, however the link isn’t working for me. Could you please let me know the brand/type of the air dry clay^^
    Awesome post :)

    1. Hey Sara, sorry about the broken link! The clay is from a brand called Darwi, featuring a statue on the wrapping :)

  2. this is so cool. Just wondering, what do the bowls feel like? is it chalky?

    1. Yes, I would describe them as chalky. But if that’s something you’re not into, I think you could apply lacquer, which would also help set the constellation design.

Thoughts?