HOW TO MAKE… CLAY SALT SPOONS

Mollie Makes - - Introducin­g -

MA­TE­RI­ALS

FIMO Soft in White Clay knife Paint brush Porce­lain paint (we used Marabu Porce­lain) Bak­ing tray We’ve been see­ing hand­made ce­ram­ics ev­ery­where lately, from our In­sta feeds to our TV screens, and we like it. If you fancy the idea of try­ing your hand at pot­tery, give these mini clay spoons a go.

Teri’s de­signed these to be used with salt and pep­per dishes, but you can eas­ily cre­ate a set of mea­sur­ing spoons if you’re feel­ing ad­ven­tur­ous. Shape the spoon heads around those from an ex­ist­ing set of mea­sur­ing spoons, then paint the mea­sure­ment on the handle to la­bel each one.

Cut a slice of Fimo. We used a 350g block to make 12 spoons, but the amount needed de­pends on the size spoon you want to make.

Split the slice in half and roll one half into a ball. Roll the other half into a long cylin­der shape – this will form the spoon handle.

Press your thumb into the ball, work­ing the clay out to cre­ate a hol­low area for the spoon head.

Join the head and handle to­gether, spread­ing the clay in both di­rec­tions at the join so it looks as seam­less as pos­si­ble.

Fin­ish cre­at­ing the spoon head, work­ing the clay to the de­sired shape, and mak­ing sure the bot­tom still stays rounded.

Re­peat Steps 1-5 to make the rest of your spoons, then place on a lined bak­ing tray and bake for 30 min­utes at 110°C/230°F/Gas mark . Leave to cool com­pletely.

Paint with the pat­terns of your choice. We used dots and stripes, and mixed paints to achieve the blush pink shade. You may need to ap­ply more than one coat – leave to dry in be­tween each one, then leave to dry thor­oughly be­fore us­ing to make sure it’s food safe.

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