Do you want to make some fairy garden decoration at home? Don’t forget to add some toadstools to make it complete. Fairy garden will feel empty without some toadstools. Here is an easy yet simple tutorial on how to make some toadstools from clay.
Reason to Have Toadstools in your Fairy Garden
If you want to create some fairy garden for your daughter, you may also need to decorate it with some toadstools. These cute little things are very essential for your fairy garden. One reason why you need these toadstools is because they can add more magic to your fairy garden.
There is something wonderful when you see some red caps and some dots. You can feel happy just looking at them as you will definitely think about magic, fairies and also some other enchanted things out there.
Second reason is that fairies really like toadstools very much. By having them in your fairy garden, you will be able to attract the fairies in your neighborhood to visit your garden. They will feel that they are really welcomed. Folklore says that toadstools will grow as the fairies dances. So, if there are more toadstools appear in your garden, don’t be surprised!
Materials and Tools
Before starting the project, you need to prepare the materials and tools below:
- Sculpey clay (you can get it from the craft store)
Step 1. Take the clay and break off sufficient amount of it to make the toadstool. You can take small amount of it for about your fingernail size. Then, mold this clay into a half size of a small circle.
Step 2. Take one toothpick and then insert the toothpick into the half circle clay from its flat side. Make sure to create some small toadstools with using the same steps. You can make as many as you want to decorate your fairy garden.
Step 3. After all toadstools are ready, you need to bake them all into the oven. Set your oven with 250 degree F and then put all the toadstools on the tray and bake them for about 10 minutes until they are all harden.
After 10 minutes, take out the tray from the oven and let the toadstools to cool down. Once they are all cooled off, you can set all of them to stand upright on the small clay. It is to make it easier for you to decorate or paint your toadstools.
Step 4. After all toadstools are standing upright, you can start painting them using some bright colors. You can paint them in red, yellow or green. Let them dry off completely.
Step 5. Once the paint dries off, you can use the back end of the paintbrush to paint some small white dots onto each toadstool. Tada! Your clay toadstools are ready!