Recently I had a wonderful experience of Crafting with Kids, It was so fun! I enjoyed a lot & feel pleasure while crafting, My Niece is about 7 years old & she have some creative cells inside, so whenever she is visiting us (she lives far away from our city) She is always interested in my creative activities, So I thought to craft with her this time again! my niece have some pretty hairs & she likes hair accessories, So the first thing in my mind before starting the craft work, was to try something for her hairs.
As I received some crafty goodies from Amy last month, So there I have to try something like that too, I use mod podge Collage clay in pink, And my niece was working on, I just assist her. She is genius & good in giving me her ideas about decorating this headband.
See what my niece & I have done with a plain headband..
Decorate Headband with Collage Clay & Beads
Collage clay is interesting to work with, Do you remember the previous post in which I admit about my Craft Fail..?
How To Design a headband with collage clay & Charms ;
For making a designed headband, you will need to have ;
1-A plain headband, 2-Mod podge collage clay, 3-ceramic charms, 4-glitter, And specially a sweet baby girl of 7 year old who will be making this!! haha
Gather the craft supplies and start working on, its easy and nice! have a look at the steps of its making!
Spread the collage clay on the surface of headband and then fix the charms & beads over it. in this above pic, my niece is happily working on. it was a bit difficult for her to handle the headband but I hold the band and she fix the little thingies over it carefully..
When it was all set, then I take a paper towel and remove the extra clay from the sides.
What Is Collage Clay..?
People who haven’t yet tried working with collage clay yet, they will may be curious to know, So I should be telling you in few words..
Collage clay is a very soft & fluffy paste which seems like foam, when it dries it sets strongly over the space where its pasted, you can decorate any gadget casing with the same way as I am decorating the headband.
My niece was working on this collage clay but she was not doing this alone, I was helping her totally..because on the collage clay product, it was simply written over the pack “Not for use by children under 8 years old” So my niece is 7 years old but I think if you are assisting your kids while crafting with collage clay then its fine, otherwise you should be careful while working with collage clay crafts….Working with designed tip was difficult for my niece as she have little hands, so I remove that & she work directly from the packing
Yeah..As its setting and fixing, I sprinkle some glitter over it.. and I use my finger tips to set over it nicely, Later I pour some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic over it.. so the glitter will not be falling off..
I choose purple color of glitter, I love Glitter seriously.. may be because its having some connection with my name..so may be that’s why! Meaning of my name is something shiny/shimmery like sun rays..whoopss yeah! I am..haha..(funny me..)
I am in a habit of sharing sneak peeks of my work at my social networks, so may be you have had a look over at this above image at my facebook or instagram..? I like seeing people curious to know about what I am going to do next..simply interesting!
Lesson Learned ;
There are always elders around to teach us something but when we learn from kids, it means we are learning something with a different angle..so be sure to get their point.. I learn one basic thing while crafting with my niece.. my niece was very patient about getting this craft dry totally..(As I were not..may be because some other house work was waiting for me) I am usually not so patient while working on crafty stuff, like if the thing is still wet, I continue working on( and mention in the post about “wait until it gets dry totally”..haha.. forgive me please..) well she suggest me to place the headband anywhere where my nephews (her two naughty brothers) can’t access easily..
I hope you enjoyed crafty creation by my niece & me! You can also have a look at my previous headbands Tutorials here.