I love a useful art project. So, when my husband said he needed somewhere to put his end-of-the-day change, I said “hey, I’m on it.”
And so...the star dish was born.
And it was fun to make because it SPARKLES WITH GLITTER!!
But, before I show you the step by step how you can make one too, a little Buddhist teaching:
Ceramic or acrylic paints
Something to cut a circle shape
Ceramic bowl to make shape
Knead your clay until soft
Roll the clay till it’s as big as you want it.
Make sure the thickness stays at about a quarter inch.
Cut your clay in a circle shape
I used a pot lid with a sharp underneath. It was perfect.
Gently lay your clay circle inside of another dish to form the shape
Bake your clay according to the instructions
Mine said 20 mins at 300 degrees for a quarter inch thick piece of clay
Paint the inside of your hardened dish a dark blue
Leave the top edge unpainted for now
After the blue paint dries, cover it with a coat of glossy varnish and move on to the next step while it’s still wet.
While the varnish is still wet, cover the inside of your bowl with matching blue glitter so it coating the whole inside.
Then let it dry
Collect and put back the excess glitter into its container
Do another coat of gloss varnish
After your glitter coat is all dry...
Flip the dish and paint the bottom metallic gold
Also paint the flat ridge going around
Start sticking on your gold star stickers to the inside of your your dish
Seal the stickers with another coat of the gloss varnish
And when it’s dry, you have an amazing out-of-this-world place to keep your pocket change!
To start the conversation - what other dazzle sticker themes would be good for this project?
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