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Make this Rainbow Clay Mobile!

Home DIY May 20, 2019

I present you, another clay project!

Lots of you requested that I make something for a kids room out of clay, so I thought why not? I’ve been meaning to make a wall hanging for Frankie’s room for a while now, and some autumn toned rainbows seemed just the ticket! It was so easy to make this wall hanging, and once I got the hang of these rainbows I realised there are so many options and variations for these. Like my last project I used Sculpey polymer clay, so simple!

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You need

  • Three colours of Sculpey Souffle (two bars each). I used Igloo, Cinnamon and Pumpkin
  • Wall hanging base (I used a brass pipe)
  • Wooden beads
  • Leather cord
  • Skewer
  • Baking paper
  • Clay knife or sharp knife.

How to

  1. The first thing to do is roll out your clay into long tubes. Try to roll them to be similar in size so that they look uniform when they are made into rainbows.
  2. To make your rainbows, start with a small piece of your inside colour and fold it into a half circle.
  3. Follow with the second colour and then the third. Don’t worry about lining up the ends perfectly.
  4. When the half circles are all placed together, use your knife to trim the ends so they’re perfectly straight and in line.
  5. Using your skewer, make a hole between the outside colour and the second colour.
  6. Time to bake! You need to bake the clay at 275 °F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4 in (6 mm) thickness. We baked these for around 30 mins. Remove them from the oven and let them cool.
  7. Once they are cool, it’s time to make your mobile! You can get as creative as you want with this. I started by stringing 3 sets of rainbows onto leather twine using wooden beads and a tassel.
  8. For the bottom one, I string the leather through the hole and then through the wooden bead, and then went on to attach the other rainbows by tying them and then adding a bead.
  9. Once I finished that, making sure all three line up, I attached them to the base. Voila!

For those of you asking, the rainbows stay together really well after they are baked, they almost bake together as one piece so you don’t have to worry about them falling apart.

I think they look great one a mobile, but they also look so cute hung on the wall!

If you followed me making this on stories, you’ll know that I took a long time to decide what the base should be for this wall hanging. I’m still considering trying out the branch or a circular one to hang above the crib. Stay tuned!


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