We had the clay out the other day, there is something very calming about using clay, it is a great stress reliever. YC was making her own thing and I made clay owls. They are a pretty simple clay craft that younger children would be able to make.

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To make your own clay owls you will need:

  • Clay
  • Round cookie cutter
  • Water
  • Pen lid
  • Rolling pin

Roll your clay out and cut out a circle with the cookie cutter. If you find that your clay is too dry and crumbly to add a little water to your hands.

clay owl

Using the lid of a pen make half circle indentations across the bottom half of the circle; this is to represent the feathers.

Fold the sides into the middle and smooth over any cracks.

clay owls

Then fold the top down. Smooth over any cracks and make the two points into the owls ears.

clay owls

Using the pen lid again make two eyes and a beak.

You will now have to leave it for a day or two, until it is completely dry.

Once it has completely dried you can paint it.

If you enjoyed my clay owls be sure to check out my clay pinch pots and polymer clay bracelets.

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Learn how to make these easy clay owls.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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