Remember the beachy feel of summer all year long, by making these imprint coasters and a dish (for jewellery etc.) Materials Air dry clay (you can buy this at art or craft supply stores) A circle cookie cutter OR old glass and butter knife Things to make imprints (leaves, sea shells, twigs etc.) Rolling pin Clay board, laminated placemat or craft tray Smock Optional Supplies Exterior grade Modge Podge Felt protectors (what you put on the bottom of furniture- you could also glue on felt pieces instead) Directions Go out on a nature walk and collect things to make imprints with (sea shells, twigs, leaves etc.) Don your smock. Take out a ball of your air dry clay and knead it according to the directions on the package. Use your rolling pin to roll out a piece that is approximately 1 cm thick. Make impressions with leaves, sea shells etc. For the coasters we then flipped over a glass and cut around it (so that we knew it would be large enough for the bottom of the glass). You could use a large circle cookie cutter if you have that as well. We then rolled the edges gently (being careful not to squeeze our design) to give them a smooth finish. For the dish we trimmed the edges with our knife and bent it in slightly using the curve of our hand. You could leave it flat as well. Allow to dry according to the product directions (we found it took several days). When dry, paint your coaster and dish with a thin layer of Exterior Grade Modge Podge to protect it from moisture (according to the product directions). Put floor protector felt stickers (that you use on table & chair legs etc.) on the bottom of your coaster and dish (to protect table tops from getting scratched). Enjoy! Purpose Motor skill development (kneading, rolling cutting etc.) This would be a great time to talk about something like how fossils are formed! Safety Notes Follow the directions on the products used. (Particularly if there is product remaining as to how to store it.) Exercise caution when using a knife. Be sure to wash your materials (e.g., the brush immediately following use) Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.