Roses forever. A great Valentines gift for that special someone or just as a thank you gift.
Do you remember as a child making little things out of clay or play doh? As a child I enjoyed this very much I made lots of things out of clay. One of the things I would often make were clay roses that my Grandmother loved to receive and she would keep every single one that I would give to her. I would also make then for others randomly a lot of people thought they were so amazing and unique and often asked how they were made.
It is quite simple…
The items you will need will be….
- Paint (not necessary just to make the final project pretty)
First you will need a sizable amount of clay/play doh and make it more malleable to manipulate.
Then cut off a small chunk and role into a “snake”. The “snake” will be longer then what you need it to be so tear off until you have about an inch long piece.
Put aside this piece and tear off another small amount of clay /play doh and roll it into a small ball. Place the small ball in the palm of your hand and press firmly with your other palm to create a thin petal like piece.
You will need the “snake” now. Take your petal and form it around your “snake”. Leave a little of the “snake” showing so that it looks like the flower is not completely open.
You will keep repeating the petal and wrapping stage until you have the size of rose you like. When you are placing the petals you always need to make sure you are not putting your petals even with the others. If you do your rose will look funky. When you are completely done your rose should look a little like the picture below.
This is a easy and simple craft to do and is great for valentines gifts to show your eternal love for that special someone. It is also a cheap decorating idea for wedding receptions or baby showers. You can also paint them to make them prettier. If you wish to paint them I would suggest acrylic paint.
Tell me did you ever make anything like this as a child? Do you have and better ways to create roses? Have you ever used this idea for any special events?