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How to Make Paper Clay

                                              — Steps With Pictures

 

We love working with paper mache and upcycled newspapers. paper clay though technically a poaper mache Technique  and  super fun to work with .

Today, learn how to make paper clay with our steps – pictures included.

Homemade Paper Clay uses the same ingredients as a paper mache paste receipe, but you will need a blender as well!

For a “whiter” clay finish, you can also use toilet paper and glue. But I prefer the shredded paper version as it is more eco friendly.

Did you know that shredded paper can NOT be recycled? Most paper recycling plants can’t “handle” shredded paper as it is too small or clogs up the machines. So these shredded paper uses are great for eco- friendly person!

DIY Paper Clay Video

You can either watch out video tutorial or follow the step by step photo directions on INSTAGRAM : _interestingvibes_

 

Step 1 DIY Paper Clay – Gather your suppliers
  • shredded paper or newspaper cut into pieces
  • large bowl
  • Hot water
  • flour – 1 part flour to 4 parts pulp
  • a hand blender or mixer
  • lemon juice/vinegar(1tbsp)
  • glue
  • salt
Step 2 Make Shredded Paper or cut up newspapers

Begin by shredding all your paper. Using stredded paper is a wonderful upcycling technique.

Did you know that many recycling plant can NOT process shredded paper? It falls through the machinery gaps and clogs it up.

So if you have paper to shredd.. this is a great way to use it up.

Step 3 Fill a Bowl with Paper & Hot Water

Mix the water and shredded paper up throughly and make sure it is fully covered and able to saturate the shredded paper.

Step 4 Leave overnight (or for a few hours)

 

Your mixture won’t look much different the next day.. but the paper should now be softer and ready for hand blending!

Step 5 Blend with a hand blender or similar

A hand blender is great or you can use an electric mixer as well. Please ask for permission first and also make sure it doesn’t overheat! Pulp up the paper with the blender until it is broken down completely.

Step 6 Squeeze out excess water

STEP 7 : 

  • Add the remaining ingredients. To the bowl with the pulp, add a cup of premixed joint compound, 3/4 cup white school glue, 2 tablespoons (29.6 ml) mineral oil, and 1/2 cup white flour.
Glue
Glue
add flour
add flour
mix it well
mix it well
lemon juice
lemon juice

soaked paper
soaked paper
add soaked paper in a mixture
add soaked paper in a mixture

  • Mix up the clay until smooth.
  •  Use your electric mixer to beat the clay at a high speed. The paper fibers will break down and blend with the joint compound, glue, oil and flour until it takes on a smooth, dough-like consistency.

    • If you want a thicker clay, mix in an extra half cup of flour.
    • For a thinner consistency, add an extra half cup of glue.
Now your clay is ready to use
Now your clay is ready to use
  • Do not substitute these ingredients. Different types of glue, oil, flour, and so one will change the consistency of the paper clay and may not produce the results you want.
STEP : 8    Storing your paper clay – use an air tight container
  •  After using , Store leftover clay in an airtight container.
  • This will prevent it from drying out between uses. If kept in an airtight container, the clay will keep for several weeks.
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PAPERE FLOWER WREATH

 

creat a paper flower wreath craft to decorate for season. This one has been made from warm-hued Autumn colours to decorate for Fall.  You could easily switch this to bright colours and add a few paper leaves for Spring or Summer too.

This is a fun and easy Autumn DIY for older kids and adults to make.

I love making things from paper, and paper flowers are one of my favourites! Who says you can’t decorate with flowers for Fall?

easiest way of making paper flower wreath :

TYPE 1 :

TYPE 2 :

That’s it!  Just be sure not to put it outside if you want it to last more than one season.

 

 

 

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Paper Crafts for Kids is a really great way to be creative with your child.

These Paper crafts for kids are simply brilliant. If you want to have some fun spending as little as possible then these ideas are perfect for your children

Do you know the skills a child can gain from Paper Craft?

Paper Crafts for Kids develops.
  • Builds a child’s motor skills.
  • Helps develop a strong grip.
  • Can enhance hand and eye coordination
  • Will expand cognitive skills
  • Encourages your child to be creative
  • Helps your child understand how things work.

How to make an amazing paper snake tutorial. 

Accordion Paper Snake Craft for Kids

                      Accordion Paper Snake Craft for Kids

 

YOU WILL NEED: 
  • 1-2 sheets of A4 in contrasting colours (red & yellow in our case)
  •  cardpaper
  •  googly eyes
  •  scissor
  •  glue

 

STEPS : 
  • Take  A4 size papers and follow as below  ↓
  • Cut the paper in to even strips.
  • I made mine about 1cm wide and used a ruler to help me (marked one sheet, but cut four sheets in one go). The neater and more even you cut, the better!
  •  The “tricky bit”: Take one yellow and one red strip. It is kind of like pleating the two pieces of paper.
  • Glue down the first two bits and then alternately fold over.
  • Once you get to the end of the paper, I glued on another strip. So each leg and neck is made of 2 yellow strips and 2 red strips of paper. Glue top down.
  • then , make a skecth of face on a card board paper , and cut it and stick to the accordion paper snake

 

TRY IT , ADD A PHOTOTO SHOW ME HOW IT WENT.

😊THANK YOU😊

 

 

 

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How to make a paper windmill

 

This craft step by step on how to make paper windmill that spins around, is one of my favorite fun and easy  craft idea for kids.

|make your own pinwheels from squares of coloured paper|make it in minutes|

Paper windmills, or pinwheels, make great tabletop decorations for outdoor parties.

Learn how to make a paper windmill with this step-by-step guide…

You will need
  1. Paper in 3-4 shades
  2. Decorative stickers
  3. Flat-ended map pin or push pin
  4. Thermacole balls

  5. Paper stick

  6. Card paper

STEPS TO FOLLOW :

  • Cut two 20cm squares of paper, one in each colour. 
  • Cut the squares  diagnolly, just like below ;                                    
  • Cut a circle shape from cardpaper / a sticker circle
  • stick the triangle shapes on the circle one by one, just like below;                                                                                                   
  • Fold all alternate corner sections down to the centre of the paper, holding each section under your thumb at the centre as you work. Place a sticker / centrally on the windmill so that it holds all the  blades in position ; like this ↓

     

                           

  • Finally, place the pin through the paper stick ( use a bit of glue if it needs strenthening, but be careful not to stick the card to the stick  as this will prevent your  windmill from spinning around )Also,
  • place the pin in the thermacole ball ; like below ↓
    FRONT VIEW
    FRONT VIEW
    BACK VIEW
    BACK VIEW

  • FINALLY READY 🤩😉👇

 

 

One last tip before you go,

You might need to make it with card if you decide to do some Halloween or Christmas themed windmills as the weather is not as pleasant at this time of the year! A black and orange windmill with white ghosts and black spiders would be perfect for Halloween!

Please share your completed windmills with me!!

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Dragon Ball Z Wall Art & Decor

                      ……….(USED ACRYLIC PAINT)

 

Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion and plasticizers, silicon oils, defoamers, stabilizers, metal soaps.

Acrylic painters can modify the appearance, hardness, flexibility, texture, and other characteristics of the paint surface by using acrylic mediums[9] or simply by adding water. Watercolor and oil painters also use various mediums, but the range of acrylic mediums is much greater. Acrylics have the ability to bond to many different surfaces, and mediums can be used to modify their binding characteristics. Acrylics can be used on paper, canvas and a range of other materials, however their use on engineered woods such as medium-density fiberboard can be problematic because of the porous nature of those surfaces. In these cases it is recommended that the surface first be sealed with an appropriate sealer. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers or washes to create effects that resemble watercolors and other water-based mediums. They can also be used to build thick layers of paint—gel and molding paste are sometimes used to create paintings with relief features. Acrylic paints are also used in hobbies such as trains, cars, houses, DIY projects, and human models. People who make such models use acrylic paint to build facial features on dolls,or raised details on other types of models. Wet acrylic paint is easily removed from paintbrushes and skin with water, whereas oil paints require the use of a hydrocarbon.

Acrylics are the most common paints used in grattage, a surrealist technique that began to be used with the advent of this type of paint. Acrylics are used for this purpose because they easily scrape or peel from a surface.

AIN’T PERFECT  😉 BUT I DID My BEST 🤭

 

try this wallpaint….
&
ADD A PHOTO TO SHOW HOW IT WENT ☺️🤗….

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” I”ll always be with you…. right

         thare in your heart……”

Mickey Mouse.   An anthropomorphic mouse most often dressed in gloves, red shorts and yellow shoes. While typically given a modest and pleasant personality, he is often an enthusiastic and determined character, seeking new adventures, excitement and mysteries. He often serves as the de facto leader of his friends. He was introduced in 1928.

Minnie Mouse is a cartoon character created in 1928 at Walt Disney Animation Studios. As the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse, she is an anthropomorphic mouse with white gloves, a bow, dress, and low-heeled shoes occasionally with ribbons on them.

 

 THE POWERPUFF GIRLS

 

 

In The Powerpuff Girls, the girls were created by Professor Utonium. Initially only meant to be created out of “sugar, spice, and everything nice”,

The Powerpuff Girls are drawn almost completely out of round and soft shapes (except Buttercup) having sharp edges in her design, which contrasts to the primarily blocky and angular locations and characters within the original series. They wear small dresses with a black stripe across the middle, frilly white panties, white tights and black strapped Mary Jane shoes. They have large eyes, oval-shaped heads, stubby arms and legs, and, although they are able to hear, smell, touch, and hold, have no necks, noses, ears, fingers, or toes (often joked about in the series).

                WALLART  WITH  ACRYLICS

 

 

                 Ain’t perfect but I did tried my best🤭
                 Tried this ?
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RUSSIAN

FRUIT   VEGETABLE

SALAD…

 

Russian Salad also known as Olivier Salad is made from parboiled vegetables and fruits mixed with a yogurt & mayonnaise based dressing and thus its flavor and texture is quite different from the normal salads. Yoghurt gives an extra burst to the salad and makes it quite soothing.

The most commonly used fruits & vegetables in a Russian Salad are potatoes, carrots, peas, apple and pineapple. You can add other ingredients like beans, sweet corn, cucumber, pomegranate seeds, strawberries, grapes, oranges and even paneer cubes.

Also I have made the dressing using just yogurt, you can add some Mayonnaise to make a creamier dressing as well.

The salad is traditionally from Russian cuisine but has now become popular all over the world and the preparation varies from place to place.

Historically Russian salad contained much more exotic and expensive ingredients but over the time as the dish got popular, these have been replaced by more inexpensive and commonly available ingredients.

This Salad is known to form part of dinner in Russia during festivities and as a traditional home dish for the New Year celebration.

The Russian salad Recipe is simple, easy, tasty and wholesome. You can serve the Russian salad with regular meals or as a snack whenever you feel hungry. For people who have the urge to eat something sweet after the meals, Russian salad is a healthy choice.

To make Russian Salad at home follow the detailed step by step recipe posted below.

 

Ingredients For Russian Salad Recipe

  • 1 Medium Sized Potato
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Carrot
  • 1/2 Cup Green Peas
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Cucumber
  • 3/4 Cup Chopped Apple Pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Grapes
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • Mayonnaise

 

Step By Step Instructions for Russian Salad Recipe

 

  • Boil potatoes, carrot and peas. Then chop them into small pieces, but don’t mash them.
  • Also chop cucumber, apple, pineapple, grapes and strawberries.
  • Mix all the chopped fruits and vegetables in a large bowl.
  • To make the dressing, combine yogurt with Salt, Black Pepper Powder & Sugar and mix well.
  • If required you can add very little water to make a dressing of coating consistency. Take care not to add too much water otherwise the dressing will become runny.
  • Pour the dressing over the fruits & vegetables and toss to coat them evenly. Chill the salad for a couple of hours before serving.

 

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Very easy unique diya decoration at home | Decoration for diwali |

Clay diya are often used temporarily as lighting for special occasions, while diya made of brass are permanent fixtures in homes and temples. Decoration may refer to: Decorative arts; A house painter and decorator’s craft.

The earthen oil diya is most important thing for the festival of lights (Diwali). Diya is an oil lamp, usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in vegetable oil or ghee(clarified butter).

They are native of India and are lighted for all festivals and auspicious occasions. The process might sound tedious but as a kid, I always loved doing it and after lightening them it looks beautiful and festive.

Lately, we use candles for multiple reasons but the authentic feel diyas give cannot be replaced. If you are living outside India, the price and supply might limit the use of these traditional lamps.

So today,  for Diwali –  I have something to share where you don’t have to compromise on using the traditional ones and still remain within budget 🙂

Aren’t they beautiful? And yes, you are right, they are pot saucers.

You can light them up with oil and cotton wicks and they look like traditional clay lamps 🙂

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This Diwali it is important to lay extra emphasis on social distancing and hygiene protocols to ensure the safety of our children and members of the family.

The enthusiasm in the air feels a little different; with the pandemic taking over our lives, celebrating the festival of lights with the same vigour looks far-fetched; for our children it is nearly impossible for them to play with sparklers, firecrackers and fireworks. Having said that, can the spirit of celebrating a prosperous Diwali ward-off evil from the air? Is it time, we win over darkness, once again?

Well, we will have to wait and see, but for now, we bring you one DIY activity, turning old crayons into new colorful candles. Candles offer a warmth and shine to add that festive touch. You can make the crayon candles with your child; If you have school-age kids, you probably have a small stockpile of crayons. Crayons are great art supplies because they are inexpensive and mostly non-toxic.

Procedure to Make candles

Making candles from crayons is a fun way to use your child’s old and broken crayons. However, since crayon wax is different from candle wax, you will need to add some regular wax into the mix as well. If you don’t, the candles won’t burn very brightly, or for very long.

Setting up – Measure out enough wax to fill your candle holder, plus some extra and set it aside. Try to get the kind of wax that comes in flake or pellet form. It will melt a lot quicker. If your wax comes in blocks, ask your child to cut it into smaller pieces with a butter knife so that it melts quicker. You can also use old used candles lying at home, specially those birthday candles.

Peel and break crayons – If the wrapper does not come away easily, you can ask your child to cut it off using a craft blade, or you can soak them in water for a few minutes. Break the crayon into smaller pieces and set them aside You will need 6 crayons per 1 cup (225 grams) of wax.

Ask your child to carefully place a tabbed wick in the middle of the glass candle holder and secure it with a drop of hot wax. You can also use a drop of super glue or a piece of double-sided tape. You can also place two ice-cream sticks to either side of the wick to hold it steady.

Set up a double boiler – Fill a saucepan with 1 to 2 inches of water. Place a heat-safe measuring cup into the pot. Place the crayons and wax into the glass measuring cup. Melt the crayon and wax over medium heat, stirring often. This will help the wax and crayon melt more evenly. You can use a spoon to stir

Put the colour wax into the glass cup. Ask your child to pour colored wax into it. Let the first layer dry for a few minutes and then pour layers of colored wax into each jar, making sure to let them dry between each layer. Ask your child to repeat this process and continue to pour layers of different coloured wax into each jar and let them dry individually. And your beautiful crayon candles are ready!

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