How to Make Clay Nature Prints
With spring in full swing, there’s no time like now to get outside whenever you can and enjoy nature! Pick up a variety of your favourite flowers, leaves and branches to create some fun clay impressions.
Skill level : Beginner
Time to Make : 30 Minutes Plus Drying Time (and time playing outdoors to find everything!)
1. Spend some time outdoors collecting some lovely bits and bobs, it’s all about experimenting with textures and shapes, it doesn’t matter if something doesn’t end up working. We liked the holly leaves, pine cones and berries best.
2. Roll you clay out so it’s about 50mm thick and cut shapes using the cookie cutters.
3. Press a different leave or berry into each shape firmly, then gently remove leaving a patterned imprint behind. At this stage you also want to poke a small hanging hole through each shape.
4. Leave your clay shapes to dry, it depends on the thickness as to how long it takes to dry but I found mine took just over 12 hours to fully dry.
5. When the shapes are dry turn them over and paint the backs to give some colour, the front is all about the pattern! Leave to dry.
6. Thread a ribbon through each shape and hang.