Bloom!

Isn’t this hibiscus beautiful?

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Did you guess that it wasn’t real?

Did you guess it was made from clay?

YES – CLAY!

On our last day in Hawaii, we signed up for a craft class.

A sweet little Hawaiian lady came to the hotel lobby to teach interested students.

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She gave us each a chunk of ClayCraft (a very lightweight, air drying clay.)

She suggested we try to make a gardenia blossom.

Here’s my finished flower:
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So how did we make them? We started the process by making individual petals.
(Some flowers use a mold, but these petals require just a squish of the fingers.)

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Then we attached them together in a flowery-way.

(Sorry, I was so excited about my project I forgot to take pictures while we were making the flower….)

But I remembered to get the camera out when we started on the leaves.

First we combined yellow and blue clay to make……GREEN!

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Then we rolled it into a cylinder.

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Then pressed it in a mold.

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“As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” ~John Lubbock

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