I’ve been curious about clay crafts for a little while. A few months ago I bought myself a cheap packet to play about with and it’s sat in my craft cupboard ever since. I didn’t really know what to do with it, but with a poorly child to entertain, I thought we’d have a play and see what we came up with. We ended up making a rather lovely clay Scrabble tile nameplate.
I figured that the boy loves playdough, so I thought the clay might have similar appeal, thankfully I was right.
I got out my box of cookie cutter shapes and a rolling pin and we set to work. In my cookie cutter collection I found a box of scrabble tile cookie cutters, we thought they’d make really cool name plates and we think they do. Here’s how we did it.
How to make a Clay Scrabble Tile Nameplate
You will need:
A packet of air dry clay
A rolling pin
Some Scrabble Tile Cookie Cutters
A wooden toothpick
A length of jewellery wire
Some coloured paint, we used black
A fine paintbrush
How to make a Clay Scrabble Tile Nameplate:
Take a piece of clay and work it in your hands for a few minutes until it is pliable. Roll it out on a surface you don’t mind getting clay on, we used a plastic chopping board that could be put in the dishwasher afterwards.
Taking your Scrabble tile cookie cutters, cut out the tile pieces you need. We were making a nameplate with the name BEN, so we cut out those letters with a few spares too. I made some holes with a toothpick so I could thread my wire through later. We left them to dry for 24 hours, though longer might be needed, depending on your clay.
Once the pieces were dry, I carefully threaded some jewellery wire through the holes and twisted the ends together. Then we took a fine paintbrush and a little bit of black paint and painted in the letters and left the paint to dry.
We were pretty pleased with our first clay craft, it’s a little bit rustic, but we think that adds to its charm. We feel quite inspired to try to make a few other things out of clay, so watch this space!